Lowell Higley wrote: > I think what Ian is trying to say is that contract or not, you still > have to pay for your phone service and data service.
Exactly. Whether you get the iPhone, a Freerunner, a Nokia, a Samsung, whatever... you still need to pay for the cellular service. Yes, it's cheaper if you buy pay-as-you-go service, and yes, if you buy the 'locked' iPhone (retail box from AT&T) you *must* buy into a contract. My point was basically that if you want to use a lot of voice/data on the Freerunner, you're probably going to spend the same dollar amount on the voice/data plan as you would with the iPhone, so in that case, yes, the iPhone is cheaper. If you can manage everything you do only on pay-as-you-go service, then it's possible that the Freerunner will be cheaper after two years. -id _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community