From macitynet.it: "In alcune dichiarazioni rilasciare a Macity sia Vodafone che Tim hanno precisato che i cellulari proposti per i piani ricaricabili sono liberi da qualunque vincolo hardware o software che li obbliga a funzionare su reti specifiche", meaning both Vodafone and TIM have confirmed that iPhones sold on Pay As You Go won't be locked to a particular SIM or carrier. The website further details that in order to use the iPhone on a carrier other than these two, users will have to manually input connection settings (such as APN etc.) Finally, according to the website, even phones sold on a contract will, in fact, be unlocked: it however details both carriers have taken steps to make sure customers won't be able to walk away from the contract for cheap. source: http://www.macitynet.it/macity/aA33258/iphone_per_quelli_di_tim_e_vodafone_niente_sim_lock.shtml google translation: http://translate.google.com/transla...ente_sim_lock.shtml&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=it&tl=en Anyone else thinking about importing? 499 and 569 euros for unlocked 8 and 16 GB models seems an awfully good deal to me.