I see everyone trying to defend Cingular by bringing up all the negativities other providers have. Well, bottom line, Cingular has awful pricing. It's going to cost roughtly 135 dollars each month if you want to have a basic plan and use all the features of the iPhone: 500 anytime minutes Unlimited data transfer (to use the iPhone internet and instant messenger) 500 text messages Free Nights and Weekends Unless they plan to do some special plan, this is what it's going to cost, since this is basically the same service as a Blackberry. I switched to T-mobile's blackberry service and pay 83 dollars per month for the following: 700 Anytime Minutes Unlimited data transfer 1000 text messages Free Nights and Weekends And overall, T-Mobile's customer service is better and just the phone service in general. I have yet to have ONE dropped call in 2 years (I was getting at least 3-5 that I can recall per month on the service with "the fewest dropped calls"....) and I've had no problems. Sure, I want an iPhone, but Cingular obviously rips the customer off and I don't want to go back to that just to have this thing. Paying 50+ dollars more per month for less minutes and texts is sort of ridiculous...don't you think? They can obviously afford to charge the same amount T-Mobile does...so why such an outrageous jump between the 2 services? I am telling you from experience that T-Mobile is a better service nationwide. I've heard people bitch about every service provider out there....so I'm sure there are positive and negative outlooks on T-Mobile AND Cingular...but one clear negative mark against Cingular is this difference in price...what justifies it? I was shocked to see that they made this exclusive to any service...count me out (unfortunately) unless AT&T steps in and revises the ******** pricing and gets on T-Mobile's level with that.