iPhone and iTouch OS are damn near the same, but the questions I have asked would require personal experience with an iPhone or just simply having the knowledge from maybe a friend. But in my experience many people who "have a friend who owns it" tend to still not know what they're talking about. I'm not talking specifically about this thread but about anything in general.
Even if you have had an iTouch for the last 6 months, there is no way you would know if you could still use iPhone without service, how easy it is to use free WiFi instead of 3G network (you get charged for this), if you are charged for activation even if you already have a contract, or if iPhone is alot slower than iTouch unless of course you have direct experience with it.
Hell, if all you had to do was use an iTouch to know these things then I would know the answer myself as I am already fluent with the iTouch OS, but an iPhone still isn't an iTouch and there are many technical things involved. Hell from what I have read you used to only be able to use you iPhone if you had a service (that includes music). Apparently this was changed on the 3G version, but unless you own an iPhone yourself, or were able to find a credible source you wouldn't know this.
SO! All I want to know is the following:
Can you still use the WiFi service to connect to a wireless router for free online service without being charged?
Do I need to pay some kind of activation fee for the iPhone despite me already having a contract with AT&T?!