There's actual good news about the recession — the sad state of the economy is forcing cell phone carriers to get more competitive, which could eventually drive down the high price of the iPhone's monthly rate.
The article notes something I hear from people who want to switch to the iPhone but are resisting all the time: That they'd be able to shoulder the cost of the device, but not the bill. I hear that — I pay nearly a hundred bucks each month, which if it didn't do a thousand other budget-friendly things, I couldn't justify.
If the iPhone's bill were not prohibitively expensive, would you adopt it? Those of us who have, on the other side, are sighing in (albeit still hopeful) relief.