Ok, everybody - We are all suffering from mass confusion and frustration. Everytime one of us says we found out something new about the iphone everybody else jumps on that person with doubt and criticism. Here is what we should do... We all go to 1 Apple Store and 2 Cingular Stores over the weekend. Our mission is to answer the following 3 questions: 1. Cost of rate plan 2. Is there ANY restriction on who can / cannot buy an iphone? In terms of 'qualifying' based on whether they are allowed to upgrade or not? 3. What does it take to leave the store with one? What is the contract obligations? A friend of mine always says that when dealing with the unknown, start with what you know. So, since we are NEVER going to learn the details of the iphone secrets and what it has and doesn't have because Apple is so secretive, let's focus our efforts on AT&T and see if we can get some answers to those questions that vex us so. Report back to this thread. Let's do some good! Ok, hokey. But, it will be good for all of us. 14 days people ... 14 days.