not having been a line-waiter in the past for new Apple product I am at a loss as to the smartest/easiest way to find myself a phone this week. normally i would just wait a few weeks and walk right in and call it a day, but due to my T-mo contract terminating Saturday AM, i am forced to get an iPhone by close of business this Friday or i will loose my existing cell number** which is not an option as i use it for business. beyond that this little piece of electronic lust is not really so important that i want to wait on lines overnight, etc. So, after seeing all the stock level threads, the line waiting threads, etc... what is a good strategy to get a phone by this friday? i do not have any FAN numbers, etc.. so i can go to either AT+T or Apple. i am looking for 16GB, probably in white. 1) check apple's website after 9PM, if they say they have phones in stock, get there early before opening and wait and hope i am early enough (i was thinking an hour before opening at Providence Place?). 2) call my AT+T store every couple of hours to see if they have stock and be prepared to run over at the drop of a hat (doable as i own my own business and can go there anytime i like). i was at my local AT+T today and there was only 1 other person in the store so it seems like lines are not going to be an issue. 3) call my apple store every couple of hours to see if they have stock and be prepared to run over at the drop of a hat. the problem here is i might run over and be behind 100 people and loose out anyway. i was at providence place today around 2PM and there were 25 people in line and no phones even in the store (not sure why they were in line). any thoughts? **i was thinking if i do not get a phone this week, i could get a payG phone, port my number, and then just wait until AT+T has a phone in a few weeks and upgrade that way. not sure if this is doable.