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Here's hoping you didn't buy an iPhone the week before. Per Gizmodo: "AT&T informed us that anyone who bought an iPhone after May 27th will be able to swap out their handset with no additional charges for an iPhone 3G." For everyone else: "If you signed a 2-year contract with AT&T when the iPhone came out...you'll have to sign another new 2-year contract to score a new iPhone 3G. The good news is that AT&T will allow you to overwrite your old contract with your new contract. In other words, you're just locked into another 2 years, not 3." [Gizmodo]