Originally Posted by galatians51
OK, I'm contract free right now, and would like to go with T-mobile and get a Pearl for my wife and I. What do you think-are Cingular/AT&T's competitiors going to put smartphones on at discounted prices when the iphone comes out? I mean, they've got to compete with the hype somehow. I can wait 9 more days if it means a screamin' deal!
They might. They don't have to compete with the hype because it won't be possible. The iPhone will sell as many units as it's going to, and the other carriers are essentially powerless to do that. You might want to go to a corporate store and talk with someone there and casually mention you're considering trying to get an iPhone -- gauge the reaction. They may try to bait you with incentives to buy their product instead.