why not just buy T-Mobile instead? They can then offer the iPhone for free on the T-Mobile network with a 2 yr agreement and create huge pressure on AT&T and Verizon to match the pricing, in turn creating more subsidy for the iPhone from AT&T and Verizon. It will also squash any rumors of wireless carriers planning on cutting down subsidies. It would be a win/win for Apple. What is the downside to buying T-Mobile?