When the iPhone first came out, there was so much hype and glory, that even I thought it gotta be the best one out there to date. No, I wasn't one of those first to get the iPhone, waiting in long lines to proclaim that I have the much sought after phone. My sister got it for me last Christmas and I was thrilled. The functions are pretty intuitive and navigation was easy. I didn't use the manual at all. Everything was fine and dandy until I started having connection problems. A great device it is but if it doesn't work, it's pretty much worthless. Only areas in my house gets connection, sometimes I don't receive texts at all or they arrive late, my email server is down at times, and internet connection either lags or is down. I found out, much to late, that AT&T is the exclusive carrier for the iPhones. I have a two year contract. Isn't that wonderful? The data plan costs me $30 a month on top of other things. My phone doesn't work properly because of poor connection so I'm paying for a service that doesn't work right. I read that in a year of two, Apple will give rights to other carriers such as Verizon for their iPhones. I sure hope so. My husband has Verizon and he doesn't have the connection problems like me.