Hi! This is my first post here at MacRumors, and I'm looking forward to meeting some new people who can help me out with my question! I'm considering getting an iPhone as a replacement for my current mp3 player, cell phone, and pda. I had ipod with video for a while, and my brother had an old-ish archos. He wanted to have an iPod, and I was curious about the interface/hackability of the archos, so we switched. Bad move! The Archos has an annoying interface, bad battery life (not dissing Archos here, just my brother's item), and wasn't very fun at all! My cell phone right now is functional, but boring, and needs a new battery cause this one doesn't hold a charge well. Finally, my pda of 4 years (an hp h2215 that served me well until the end) has finally gone to meet its maker and I'd like to find a decent replacement. All of this brings me here! I realize now how nice the iPod interface was, and it'd be nice to keep using my clock/radio with iPod dock (it doesn't have normal audio input - what's up with that?!?!?). I figure it'd be nice to combine all three of these devices into one stylish device like the iPhone, and I'm hoping that in the future, Apple will release an SDK for Windows that'll let me download my own apps to my own device for free, because it's always fun to learn a new language and program on a new platform (well, if you're me, anyway ). Finally, who knows what goodies will come out with the new iPhone and once the app store Now, the only real reason I might not get an iPhone: cost. I've heard that AT&T might subsidise the cost, which'd be awesome, especially since I already have a family plan with them. However, my parent's aren't all too happy about forking out $240 per year for data plan ($20/month), and I think it's a bit silly as well, since I'm going to a college next fall where I think I'll be around WiFi a lot of the time, and when I'm not, well, I'm not nearly as addicted to the internet as many people I know So I'd like to get an iPhone and then cancel the data plan. But would this "ruin" the iPhone "experience"? I wouldn't have Visual Voice Mail, which sounded nice, and of course when I'm out of WiFi range it'll turn into an iPod Touch with speaker and camera. Is it still worth it? I think so, but some of my friends with iPhones don't. This is the question I lay before you: Is an iPhone right for me? Sorry for being so wordy, but I hope you'll all respond, and I'd love to hear your takes on my situation!