We are a two iPhone family now. Given the state of our poor-ness... this seems a little ridiculous to me. But after much deliberation, Lucas and I both thought that getting the second phone was a good choice.
AT&T offered existing iPhone owners the option of upgrading to the new iPhone for the same price as a new customer who had to sign a new 2 year commitment. Ever since Max threw my phone into the bathtub last year, I have been using a bottom-of-the-line Nokia ("candy bar phone," as Lucas called it) that was the free phone four years ago. Not pretty, especially since it did not work well and I could often barely hear on it.
So we were looking at having to buy me a new phone anyway since we don't have a land line and use our cells as our main lines. But I wasn't up for a phone upgrade for at least another year and the cost to buy even another bottom-of-the-line phone without the new phone plan would cost close to the reduced price on the new iPhone.
Blah, blah, blah.... long story short: we took the plunge to become a two- iPhone family. Lucas got the snazzy new white iPhone 3G, and I got his old iPhone. Max couldn't be happier.
Yesterday after all the iPhone purchasing was complete, Max saw the AT&T logo and pointed to it. I said, "That says, 'AT&T.'" He said (very authoritatively) "No, Mama. That says 'iPhone Store.'"