I can't figure out what to do with it.
You see, I have no reason to switch cell phones or carriers at this point. In fact, that'd be counterproductive for a number of reasons that I won't bother to enumerate right now. I'm willing to keep the iPhone and simply get a data plan for it. Why? Let's face it. The iPhone is appealing to me as a tiny portable computer with Wifi and cell network access. That fact that it can also make voice calls isn't terribly interesting or useful to me.
But when I checked, I found that the AT&T iPhone rate plans are 2 to 3 times more than I'm willing to spend on this. Even the cheapest one is $60+/month with a 2 year commitment.
Yikes! Everything about Apple hardware is expensive, huh?
So on the one hand, I can simply sell the phone and use the money for something else. I suspect that I'd have no trouble doing so.
But on the other hand, I keep hearing that in a few days someone will be selling software or some bit of voodoo that will allow me to use the iPhone on another carrier--maybe one with a data-only plan for something closer to $20/month.
So I'm torn. Do I just sell it and make some quick cash. Or do I invest the time and energy into unlocking it and finding a carrier who is more reasonable for what I'd like to do?
I haven't had time to track down the current state of unlocking iPhones and what the other carriers offer. Have you?
Posted by jzawodn at September 05, 2007 07:17 AM