Cingular signed an exclusive with Apple for 3 years. I just hope that prices with a contract are better than 499 and 599. I wonder what the outright price is going to be if they are infact the contract prices.
There is a special rebate number that you have to call with rebate issues. The number is 1-866-852-8617. there is a website also. https://www.web-rebates.com/cingular/default.asp
Check it out. it might help you.