Cingular Confirms iPhone Will “Require” 2 Year Contract

Bad news for everyone on Cingular who was hoping to buy an iPhone outright, Cingular is confirming that the iPhone will not be sold without a 2 year contract. From SFGate:

    We spoke with Cingular and confirmed that Apple’s new iPhone will require a two-year cell phone plan and will not be sold without it.

Yikes! It seems like they are going out of their way to be difficult. That’s unfortunate. Has anyone talked to Cingular about this? Do you work at Cingular? We want the scoop. Email us: tips@consumerist.com—MEGHANN MARCO

Apple iPhone requires two-year Cingular plan [SFGate]