OK, we all already know the following key points, as Verizon has confirmed both: 1) Verizon is NOT and WILL NOT be locking the iPhone 5 2) Verizon's official policy is that it is A-OK to move sims from one device to another; your data account is tied to the sim, not the device. This leads me to two questions: A) Is there any reason why I can't buy a Verizon LTE iPad and and an off-contract Verizon iPhone 5, and then just use the iPad data account (and the sim) in both devices?*** B) If that WILL work, then what's the easiest way to get an off-contract Verizon iPhone: buy on contract and then pay the ETF, or talk to go to store and try to buy "device only" or just wait until apple sells it unlocked? ***I am aware that there are two complications here. First, I won't have voice or texts on the iPhone; that's fine by me. And second, in swapping sims I will need to i) cut the micro-sim down to nano-sim size, for the iPhone, and then, ii) get a nano-sim to micro-sim adapter, for the iPad. This sounds like a pain but still do-able.