So i've just got off the phone with my dad and he's told me he wants my current iPhone 1 because its unlocked and will work anywhere (he travels a lot) and also since you cant buy one without activating in store (he doesn t live in this country). He's willing to give me £100 for it Now this means i'll have to replace mine but im torn between getting another iPhone 1 from ebay and unlocking to use on my current simplicity tariff and continue as normal or just biting the bullet and going for a legit 3G iPhone since i can just about afford it. Thing is i passionately hate lenghty 18 month contracts and i'd rather stick with my simplicity tariff, save £180 (online £25 simplicity) & have the flexibility to cancel anytime i want compared to a normal 35/18 month lockdown tariff but going for iPhone 1 means i have no warranty if anything goes wrong and i have to deal with hacking tradeoffs even though somewhat fun (no visual voicemail, have to wait for workarounds of each software update etc). Question then becomes are all these tradeoffs worth £180?. Now getting the legit 3G means all the perks but i have to shell out £180 extra which is significant for a student (booze money) and will be locked to an 18 month contract but hey at least i can upgrade to new iPhones for subsidized prices even though it means i'll be locked in for another 18 months yet again (starting to feel like Rogers' 3 yrs contracts). Also i'm not really a fan of the 3G iPhone design nor its yellowy screens. Im kinda torn, then again i could just get the BlackBerry Bold sim free but thats kind of unlikely Suggestions?