Hey Guys. Im currently in an *amazing* contract with T-Mobile. Customer service is amazing, and the tariff is one of the best I've come across. For £30 per month, they give me £180 of allowance to use to any network, any time, for calls, texts and multimedia messages. I would begrudge changing to another network at this point, and if I did, I would only consider O2 as I *hate* Vodafone, Three and Orange with a passion. Wanting the iPhone badly, I was either going to move to an O2 contract, with it being no more than £35 per month, and budgeting £300 for the handset. I was also willing to pay T-Mobile 8 months contract fee of £30 per month (£240), to get out of my contract early. Now O2 have released the JesusPhone that is the iPhone, and the tarriffs are, in my opinion, useless. The UK (from what I have heard), is more up to speed on mobile phones - and more often that not, we have a much more competitive market. What O2 are offering for £35, even £45 a month is a total joke. I will not be purchasing an iPhone for data - I have my MacBook and broadband for that. I want calls and messages - so what I would get for £35 a month would be a complete rip off. Unlike in the US, there is no way for us to purchase a Pay as You Go version of the iPhone. When purchasing an iPhone in the US, you can provide a social security number made up of all 0's which will allow the customer to purchase an iPhone on pay as you go (where they cannot run up a monthly bill). I would have happily purchased it on pay as you go - but it doesn't look like we'll have that option, since taking out a contract phone here is different than the US (We go through a credit check, but we don't have SS numbers etc) So I am now faced with a dilemma. I am determined to get an iPhone, somehow. Would you advise: 1. I purchase an unlocked US iPhone off eBay NOW, for no more than £400, and hope Apple don't force me to re-lock it with a firmware update in the future? 2. Wait until the UK version of the iPhone is released in November, and purchase one of those on eBay? Again, hoping they don't re-lock them, and if they do, someone finds a workaround.. quick 3. Wait and see if O2 release a Pay as you Go iPhone (Like AT&T offer by entering the 'fake' all-0's Social Security number), and use it as an O2 Pay as You Go phone? Comment below, please. Thanks again everyone and sorry for a long post.