Is the G1's $179 Price For Real?

We have to admit, the $179 price point of the T-Mobile G1 took us by surprise, we weren't expecting it to be that low. At $179 the price is uber-competitive and will certainly be very successful--I mean it's cheaper than that other phone! However, we're getting reports (Via AndroidCommunity) that some users aren't getting the $179 offer but instead having to purchase the T-Mobile G1 for $299 (around $350 after taxes and fees). There hasn't been any explanation on why this is so from T-Mobile yet so we'll continue digging for you until we come across some 'official information'. So in the mean time, what did T-Mobile charge you for your T-Mobile G1?

Casey Chan