I bought a 'contract-less' iPhone 3G 16GB at launch. My reasoning being that my job forces me to move around Europe every couple of years. Now it's time to move and I've discovered that my Pay-As-You-Go iPhone is also Carrier-Locked-Everywhere-I-Go!! The phone was bought in Switzerland with local provider Swisscom. I contacted Apple directly and they informed me that Swisscom should unlock the phone when I move. I contacted Swisscom and they told me no way! That went back and forth a few times until some internal meeting between Apple and Swisscom. After that it seems to be that I have to wait two years to have the phone carrier lock removed!! So with the international roaming charges and expensive Pre-Pay data rates my iPhone is pretty much useless to me now. 900CHF down the drain What's funny is that both Apple and Swisscom recommended me to hack the phone! which was fine until I pointed out that I wanted to use the phone for development and also not break any dcma type laws. So just be warned about so called 'contract-less' offers.