Before you go off and plop down that $199 (and an extra $10 a month for 3G service) on the new iPhone, you might want to make sure that 3G is available in your area. If not, you’ll still be using Edge –
and paying extra for the privilege.
Update: According to At&t tech support if you’re in an area that doesn’t have 3G you’ll be able to pay for an Edge data plan until 3G becomes available.
3G coverage is only available in 40 of the 50 states: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI
You can click here to find exactly what cities are available in your state.
If you’re purchasing your first, iPhone – however – don’t be surprised if your speed doesn’t “approach wi-fi” if you’re not in one of these coverage areas.