"I disagree that iPhone is out of the price range of most consumers. You mean FREE is not cheap enough? iPhone 3GS is FREE! And the price of the iPhone 4S with Siri and 32MB SSD ram is $299 US. That is actually cheaper than many Andriod smartphones.
Please get over the 'Apple is expensive' mantra. That is soooo 1999!"
You probably forget to read to light grey text on that white background at the bottom on Apple US-website 3GS page. It clearly statesfor the $0-option:
1)Requires new two-year wireless service contract; sold separately to qualified customers.
- the page with contract say: e.g. AT&T From $54.99 to $134.99. So the cheapest 450min/talk and 300MB/month plan cost: $54.99 x 24 months = $1319,76.
And unlocked it says: Black 8GB1 Unlocked $375.00
I find $375 a strange notion of FREE
So please stop this 'it's totally FREE' bullshit. The only thing really free is the sun coming up every morning!