By E. Brown

I took the plunge. I bought a 3G iPhone today. Some might have said, “bad timing” with the expected iPhone Nano announcement, but I needed a phone now. I actually like the bigger phone because I have bigger hands than most.

I’m checking out of the AT&T store and the salesman says, “would you like a case for your iPhone to protect it from drops?” I look at the selection and prices and told him I’d wait. He then went on to say that if the phone got broke somehow I would have to pay an additional $100 (retail price) to replace the phone.

Say WHAT?!

It seems, when you first buy an iPhone, the cost is $100 off the “retail” price after which you are not eligible for the discounted prices for another 21 months.

HUH?!

Maybe I missed some small print somewhere. Where on the Apple site or AT&T site does it say any of this?