Eventually, we went with Straight Talk, another AT&T MVNO sold by Walmart. It offers unlimited everything (voice, text, data) for $45 per month, or $90 for the pair of iPhones. So far, so good. It’s still no Blau.de, but it appears to be the best option for iPhones as of yet.
I’m not the only one who has made the switch to Straight Talk—after searching on Twitter and Craigslist for other penny-pinching folks, I found Paul Chang of Los Angeles, who works for an import business. He said he had been a T-Mobile customer, but after a friend encouraged him to switch, he took the plunge. He remains a bit mystified as to why more people don’t follow suit.