Bullcrap. AT&T is not the only provider that carries the iPhone. AT&T is the only provider that has data issues. T-Mobile offers the iPhone in Germany and isn't having the data issues AT&T is having. Vodafone offers the iPhone in New Zealand and they aren't capping any of it's features like AT&T is. As a matter of fact if you order an iPhone in New Zealand you'll receive a GSM unlocked version that you can take anywhere because it's actually ILLEGAL to GSM lock phones in New Zealand. Just a heads up... The problem in 'the states' is NOT the phone. It's the carrier. EDIT: Getting back on the topic of price increases. It sucks. Watchya gonna do about it?