I would have preferred the 7 Plus due to its greater bells and whistles, but it is so large as to be quite uncomfortable when I held it in my hand.
The saleschick had the idea that Apple would finance it for me and charge me just $40 per month. "Can I see your credit card?"
Perhaps you can see where I am going here.
Then she suggested that AT&T finance it. That's $30 per month with AppleCare being a separate purchase. Some men with guns turned up and said "ACCESS DENIED"
It seems that I never paid off the contract for my first iPhone. That had something to do with taking off to Reno in Mom's car. My iPhone 4 was stolen in the Grover Beach McDonalds. Silly me I left it on my table when I went to take the piss.
So I said I'd pay the full amount. About a grand because I wanted the 256 MB memory so as to store my whole music library.
But AT&T won't even let me have an account. I humored her and wrote down the phone number and my old account number, but then said I wanted to go with T-Mobile.
She said "Let me just sell you the phone then you take it to the T-Mobile shop on Broadway.
T-Mobile set me right up.