iPhone Lust Spreads North

Alaskans who want the new gadget get a primer
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2007 7:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – Technophiles who've been describing the iPhone as "cool" may not realize that residents of the coolest state want the gadget, too—and they don't much care that AT&T doesn't offer service in Alaska. An enterprising Anchorage Daily News reporter spells out the borderline-unethical details, which begin with getting your hands on the red-hot thingamabob, which goes on sale Friday.

Tell AT&T, the exclusive service provider for the hottest gadget since the last rectangular wonder with an "i" on the front of its name, that you're planning an extended visit to Alaska. A company spokesman, sounding less than thrilled about this line of questioning, warns that AT&T will probably bust you after four months. But they'll be four cool months.