I know this is a stupid question, and will probably get reamed for it, but I want a 3G. I am a soldier overseas in a Middle Eastern country, and am wondering what I have to do to get one of these. The country I am in isn't getting the iPhone until late 2009. Any recommendations on how I can do this, without being in the US? I don't mind paying the full cost, as in getting a contract then cancelling it. But how to get a contract? I'm sure I won't be able to do this through a middle-man, right? Do you think a black-market will pop up, of people buying them, cancelling the contract, then selling them for full-price? Why the "f" is Apple making it so hard for me to get one of these damn things? Before you reply, no, I don't have any relatives in the states who can do this for me, just some elderly distant relatives who still use rotary phones and think the internet is something hookers wear on their legs. I know I can't trust somebody to go through all trouble for me. I have a friend, maybe I could get him to simply get the thing in his name, cancell the contract, then send it to me, all on my dime? I see people around here using iPhones, unlocked/hacked, so I know they work on the network. Seeing the purchasing process though, I think it is almost impossible for me to get one. Also, I will be going to Thailand next month for a mini-vacation, do you think I'd be able to get a real one there? Thanks for any help.