I've followed the daily iPhone buzz for over year now, and am finally in the position to buy one. I've been out of Cingular/AT&T contract since Dec '06 and have had a Samsung X-427m since December of '04. Ok, here's my dilemma, I don't want to be associated with EDGE, I live in a college town and will NEVER NEED it. I don't want to pay for it, I don't want my iPhone to contact it. Is this a request I can make of AT&T? I've read there are ways to drop the $20 per/mo data charges if you complain of slow EDGE reception, can I do this at the time of purchase? If that even goes down, will AT&T let me block EDGE contact indefinitely? I am aware of temporary blocks ( Topic: Need a way to turn off EDGE! http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=342583 ,) but it seems unlikely they'll let me block it, but I know my Dad had them eliminate call waiting on his account, so maybe? I won't be making a move until After September 5th in the slim event that Apple releases an iPhone Nano which possibly wouldn't implement EDGE at all, but that's a lofty hope.