I decided to start this thread because when I commented about this in other threads, people find the concept of a data-only plan so strange. They go "this is a PHONE what'd you expect?". If the iPhone is just that, a phone, I would completely agree. However... The iPhone has email, web browsing, google maps, iPod, and many other features which do not use voice. The only features that use voice are: the phone function and visual voicemail. That's it. The iPhone would be a great device with a data-only plan. The Blackberry is also considered a smartphone. It has a phone function. Yet, they allow the option of a data-only plan. I am deaf, and would love to use the iPhone as a communication device. Watching the videos, the iPhone blows away the Blackberry, and all the other communication devices out there, such as the Sidekick and the Treo. But to pay $60, more than half of which goes to a feature I cannot use (note that, it's not "do not want to use", it's "cannot use"), is stupid. I would gladly pay $40 per month for a data-only plan. In fact, that is what I am paying currently for my Blackberry. Why wouldn't this be an option? Now, do you people still think the concept of a data-only plan is such of a strange concept?