I woke up at 8 am to stand in line at the T-Mobile shop in my home town. I was 16th in line and there were about 20 iPhones. So I was lucky. When it was finally my turn to buy, the T-Mobile activation server crashed so I could not take the iPhone with me immediately. Bummer, but a few hours later I was the proud owner of an iPhone. But back home, the problems started. My iPhone could not detect the T-mobile sim card. Naturaly, I thought the sim was dirty so I took it back out, cleaned it and put it back in. Nothing. Turned it off and back on. Still nothing. So maybe the connectors in the iPhone were dusty. I opened the sim compartment again and blew in it, just like you do with old NES cartridges. Still, nothing. I started to get a little scared. I hooked it up to iTunes, but it wouldn't do anything because the iPhone told it there was no sim inside. So then I tried my older sim, because I could have had a broken sim card. Nothing, it didn't detect anything. I then put the iPhone sim into my older phone. My worst fears were realised: the T-Mobile sim card worked like it should in my old phone, with 3G and all. With building tears in my eyes I went back to the T-Mobile shop. I told them my problem and they handled it very professionally. After trying out lots of different sims and even doing a reset (holding the sleep/wake and home buttons) we concluded that it was a hardware problem. I was devestated. I looked out for this moment for so long, I was lucky enough to get one on launch and now it is dead. T-Mobile promised the very first iPhone in the next shipment would me mine. I even had them sign a little contract so they would keep to their word, in case the person who helped me wouldn't be at work at the time I would claim my iPhone. So I guess in the end it will be alright, but in the meanwhile I'm paying for an iPhone contract but I don't even have an iPhone. Somewhere it does hurt So to anyone who has yet to pick up their iPhone, check if your iPhone detects your sim at the store and don't surprise yourself when you get home.