I've been holding off on getting a new phone, not seeing any real reason to do so, even though I've been out of contract for a while, qualified for an upgrade, etc etc. So, on an impulse. I went ahead and got an iPhone. I'm not sure if this was my smartest decision ever, but I did receive a week severance, and had almost two weeks of vacation paid out from my old job, so figured why not.
I really do miss having access to the internet from my mobile, so while the iPhone plan is $15 more a month than my old phone plan ($60 vs. $45) respectively, it's still much cheaper than a voice plan with data (I think that would be a minimum of $90/month).
We'll see if I like this thing or not . . .