As much as I would like to buy/use the iPhone I simply cannot bring myself to go with AT&T as a service provider. Their service is not very good at this moment. Their customer service is not located in the USA and this, in and of itself, brings up difficulties in obtaining service. Their track record of service is also not very good (remember their transition from analog to digital & the unacceptable tactics they used to try to keep customers during that period?) It would be really nice if somehow Apple's contract with AT&T could be modified so that the iPhone would work, legally, with other carriers.