Please excuse my ignorance as I have not been following the iPhone seeing as how I have T-Mobile (which sucks) and can't afford one right now, but I do plan on getting one in the future. However I also hear AT&T has poor service so ideally I would like to wait until I can legitimately activate an iPhone under Verizon service since that is the best provider in my area (New York). I could have sworn that when the iPhone was announced it was going to be paired with AT&T for 2 years, where after that it is "unlocked." Can someone just give me a quick answer then this thread can be closed? Thanks!