If this is $299 on a two year contract then it would seem Verizon is making up for the fact that there will possibly be no increase in data plan for it's first 4g phone. This is probably a lot cheaper than what it will eventually cost to run 4g but I wish for once Verizon would just give us the full break. It could be almost year before some of us get the chance to use 4g. I think they may be in trouble if it really is $299. It's a huge turnoff to me especially when I see what the comparable Inspire 4g was priced at.