I am trying to learn how to program a website to send text messages to mobile devices. Problem is that I have never owned a mobile device, because I use my laptop as my phone. I don't want to spend tons of money on a phone and a cellular contract, because I won't use it to call people, and if I am unable to make this "texting from website" something that people will pay me to do, then I want to minimize my losses. While I could probably do this on a disposable phone, it seems to me that if I whipped out a shiny iPhone in front of a new potential client, and could show them how text messages would improve their website, it might WOW them enough to hire me. Does that make sense? I did look into Cricket back in June, and as I recall they had a plan that was only $30/month, which isn't too bad. But I would still need an iPhone. So that leads me to this... 1.) Am I going about this the right way? 2.) Is getting an iPhone for "demo purposes" a good investment? 3.) If so, what is the most affordable and practical way to achieve what I want? 4.) Any other wisdom you care to share on this business endeavor?