My brother just came bak from his holiday in the States - once I read the iphone could be activated without AT&T contract I immediately asked him to get me one unit. He came back with 2 (one for himself). I was quite nervous during the activation process given by DVD Jon - but to my amazement, it worked without a hitch! Both units now working as iphones, full wi-fi access, and use of google maps (i was also afraid that google maps would somehow be locked to USA maps - but works fine here in London). So far I have been blown away by the user interface - it amazes me each time I use it. THe cover flow is simply fab! Such an innovative and easy way of navigating ones music collection. Google maps is also great - has always been my fav map program on desktop, and glad apple incorprated this in iphone. One slight dissapointment - well actually, two really - I cannot use my Sony studio earphones properly (they fit in fine - but can not be rotated at the Jack, so keep falling out when iphone in pocket) - secondly, i am an audiophile - and even with my studio earphones in the iphone, it is somewhat lacking a natural bass in traks - this is especially clear when listenining to same trak on my sony mp3 walkman. Hope apple can include this in a software update. Thanks to all those putting a lot of effort to unlocking this baby - can't wait and thanx for also de-activating these. Am certain the UK people will fall head over heals when it officially arrives here at end of this year.