Need some objective assistance here, please, because I know there is a solution to this challenge but after trying to figure it out, I can't think straight! Here is the challenge! 1. Been with AT&T over 10 years 2. Have 4 lines on family cellphone plan 3. Want to upgrade 1 line to data 4. Upgrade would be 1 month early 5. AT&T says any smartphone eligible for early with equipment discount except iPhone 6. We really think iPhone would serve our family needs best 7. It appears all the other comparable (?) options are expensive too! (it appears 249 and up) 8. Don't want to spend more than $199 for equipment; iPhone at $399 until 1 month after we really do need it 9. AT&T says we can purchase phone elsewhere and they will apply data plan, but no place matches 199 AT&T pricing So - here is the question: 1. Is there any way to get around this iPhone deal where they will not discount equipment until "official" upgrade date, esp considering how long we've been customers and that we are talking ONE month early? Priority would be to work around AT&T 1 month limitation, as the iPhone really appears to serve our needs. Thanks in advance for suggestions.