Even after laying out what my personal costs to buy the iPhone would be and finding out the number is quite high I am still seriously thinking about camping out in line at my local AT&T store. I already called them to confirm they would be getting some and also chatted a bit about swapping my family from T-Mobile to AT&T. However, there are 6 questions that I need AT&T and/or Apple to answer before I am ready to really commit to the iPhone and they are:
What are the voice and data plan options?Answered here
- Is the SIM removable and swappable? I need to know if I can take out the SIM and pop it into something like the Treo 750 if I find I am not happy without some hardware buttons.
- Can I sign up for service and try the iPhone for 30 days like other AT&T phones/service? Signing a 2-year commitment, paying US$650 (taxes are $50 in WA) for the iPhone, and paying monthly fees for service is a big commitment and I want to make sure it is worth the costs.
- How can I dial the iPhone in my car? On devices today I simple press and hold a hardware key or use voice commands. I haven't seen any confirmation of voice dialing options and wonder how people will dial while driving, because you know they will even if it isn't advised.
- Is there any way to get my hosted Exchange or Gmail email? I think this has been answered as a negative for any kind of push email, but I wonder if there are other options. I think accessing Gmail and using hosted Exchange Outlook Web Access may be the only ways at this time.
How can I view Office attachments sent to my email account?Answered in the Guided Tour video
Hopefully, we'll get answers to a couple of these before 29 June and if not then I may just have to wait out the first wave of early adopters and look to others, like Jason D. O'Grady, for answers to my questions.
UPDATE: After Apple posted more information, it looks like the cost will be less than anticipated for the voice/data plans and so to answer some of the other questions I will most likely be in line to try one out for myself.