I am longing for an iphone but don't want to go thru AT&T. I have a friend going over to Europe and am wondering if I should have him get me a phone over there - since there are places you can purchase the phone w/out commiting to a carrier. 1) Has anyone done this before and if so, were you successful in activating and using the phone in the US? 2) I've heard you can pay to have the simlock removed. Anyone recommend doing this? 3) Any ideas on how I can find out pricing on purchasing the phone in Europe?