You heard it first here, yesterday, when I ranted about how ridiculous the free 18 months of service with an iPhone was. I was speaking to my friend yesterday and said this:
me: yeah i know
that will certainly be disproved tomorrow
Looks like I was right. Here is what a Cingular rep said today:
The report is nonsense. We’ve always said the only way you can get the iPhone is with a Cingular rate plan.
This is why I rarely post Apple rumors on the site here. I tend to like the write the facts of the matter, not simply speculation, which has over time proven itself wrong time after time.