Howdy- I'm a resident of Vermont and am attending school in Montana. Both states, unfortunately, are not areas that ATT covers. There is GSM service, but through other carriers. I've been thinking for a while about how I might be able to get an iPhone, and use it as my primary mobile. Here's what I've gathered. The common misconception is that one could create an account with an out of state billing address. It's completely possible, but ATT only permits up to 40% of your minutes to be provided by partner towers. Therefore, those of us living in these states will get the boot unless we can manage to make calls in states other than VT and MT. This policy is in the agreement you sign with your 2-year contract. What's the solution? Pre-paid plans. As far as I know (and I'm just learning about them), there is no long-term agreement. You buy your minutes for the month, and can do what you like after that. Your thoughts? Might this method work?