Here's the latest disturbing aspect of ATT's sudden switch in iPhone/iPad data plans. According to one news story (sorry, can't find the source now...) persons who purchase the new iPhone expected out this month will have to sign-up for one of the new plans. As well, according to CNET's FAQ on the new ATT tiered pricing: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20006780-266.html until their contracts run out So, I'm screwed. My contract has already run out! (i.e. that's why I'm qualified to purchase the new iPhone at the subsidized price. Most of the people buying the new phone will have had their contracts run-out and will be signing new contracts. If they don't get you on the first rule, they get you on the second... These might just be different interpretations of the same rule/statement from ATT. One of the problems is that this has happened so fast that news media doesn't even have it all sorted-out yet... I will SO go back to Verizon if they do get the iPhone this fall. (Or whenever that happens.) I'll happily pay whatever fee ATT extracts from me to be relieved of their bad service and anti-consumer attitude. I was a Verizon customer for many years, and never had a complaint about their coverage or their excellent customer service. While they are generally the most expensive carrier, you get what you pay for. They would never pull this kind of crap out of a hat like this.