AT&T says Apple won't sell me a phone
According to AT&T, Apple will not allow orders to be placed for people not eligible for an upgrade. I'm more than willing to pay the extra $200 for the phone since I need a new PDA phone anyway and the iPhone is the low end of the price range for PDA phones.
When I went to the AT&T store, they said that policy was that only new accounts and eligible upgrades could order. When I contacted AT&T corporate accounts to complain that I didn't feel valued after 14 years of using their service, they informed me it was an Apple policy. Absolutely asinine.
Now, it appears my options are
1. Add a line to my account, pay $40 for 30 days of service, ETF the line, pay $175.00, and swap sims.
2. Wait 6 months or so for them to get their supply chain in order.
Anyone have another suggestion?