I hate to bring up the words "class action," but there really should be something about this "smartphone requires a data plan" thing. 1. A smartphone should not require a data plan, especially if it has Wi-Fi. 2. Wireless data can simply be turned off by the carrier, but even so, the APN can be configured so as to never touch the access point and thereby never using cellular data inadvertently. 3. To counterpoint their defense about disputed shock charges: to avoid them, any accumulation of data past a certain amount should automatically trigger and activate a data plan on that number for that month. 4. If AT&T is bitching so much about how we're using up 80% of their bandwidth that it's choking the network, not to mention the fact that us as customers get poor performance or unsatisfactory usage of wireless data, we should then have the ability to opt out of the plan. 5. If more cities and locations roll out and blanket the area with Wi-Fi, or if you're mostly in a locale that has Wi-Fi, you shouldn't need to pay for a data plan you'll hardly use. 6. The current tiered data plans are not proportionate. If you are on the $15 and go over the $200 mark, the additional $10 should get you a larger allotment. 600MB on the $15 plan is going to cost more than the 2000MB base of the $25 plan. The iPhone has proven itself to be one of the easiest phones to work with - my then-2-year-old child could unlock, launch a game, play a movie, and answer a call. Why should kids, stay-at-home moms, and the elderly alike be forced into unnecessary $15 and $25 plans? Apple should realize that iPhone sales could climb so much more if it weren't for the imposed data plans. At this time, FaceTime uses only Wi-Fi and cellular voice. One of the most highlighted features of the iPhone 4 won't work over cellular data. Is that worth a $15-25 "tax" to own an iPhone? And, don't make the argument about "if you can afford an iPhone, you can afford a data plan." The iPhone is a one-time purchase as low as $99, and the data plan, especially if it's not wanted and/or isn't going to be used and/or isn't worth its price due to AT&T issues, is simply a waste of $15-25 every month for two years for people who don't want it. What's your take on this issue?