Which is better? Using the Independence program, and "hacktivation" or legitimately getting an iPhone subscription which activates the phone and then canceling before 30 days? Is there a difference in feature set? I think that if apple activates instead of you hacking the phone to make it active, new firmware will be unlikely to disable activation. After all how does iTunes know you aren't simply late on your monthly payment? And iTunes isn't syncing with AT&T to see if you are a current subscriber to AT&T in good standing... no?