As long as you are connected to Wi-Fi, you can be on a call and still use data. At home I have Wi-Fi, at my office I have Wi-Fi, nearly every restaurant downtown has Wi-Fi. The point is Wi-Fi is ubiquitous. via Codesketch

Paul has a point. It’s not a big deal to have a smart phone with a hotspot feature if you use that feature very little or not at all. But then why pay for a data plan? Just get an iPod Touch and use one of those free regular phones to make calls.

In terms of Steve Jobs, I think this is just another arrow in his quiver. He’s done a great job at innovating, and he’s got a product that people feel like they want to carry. And we did want to carry the iPhone. I would also make this point: We’re further along in 4G than others are. So I think this decision, from Apple’s standpoint, is also very strategic because they get to establish a relationship with us early in their cycles to take advantage of the 4G stuff that’s going to come out over the next 12 months. If you do your job well, then in an industry like this, eventually the right partners are going to end up on the dance floor.