Chapter 1

Selecting, Buying, and Activating Your iPhone

Now that Apple's iPhone has been out for a number of years, you may have seen horror stories in the press about how an iPhone is going to cost you thousands of dollars over its lifetime. You have to buy the iPhone, pay for activation, and fork out money for expensive monthly service voice, data, and text plans (not to mention taxes and other fees). If you decide to back out any time during the standard two-year mobile phone contract, you're going to hand over even more money in early termination fees.

Well, there's more than a grain of truth to what you read. Since you're going to be spending a couple thousand dollars over the next few years, you need to know what you're doing when you ...

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