Note for the easily excited: I'm pretty sure I didn't actually sign up in the way the rumor suggests we can from July 1st, hence the "or maybe not" in the title. So I went into my local O2 store today to ask what sort of ID I need to bring along when I sign up, and thought I may as well ask if they knew anything about signing up for the iPhone early. They said they did and I could do it right now! They also said they were doing this so that on the 11th things would be sped up. Quite surprised, I agreed, was sat down at a computer and my details taken. However, I don't think this is the real thing, as it was far far to quick. Basically I only had my name, address, and debit card details (proof of ID) taken. That was it. Nothing else at all. It was not done on an iPhone specific database (I watched) and I certainly was not asked what contract options I wanted or was given any code at all. Once my ID was taken it took a few seconds and said "accepted" the lady then suspended the order. I can't see this really saved much time, and can't imagine its really a credit check either as they didn't ask me contract details so don't know how much to check I can "borrow" (i.e. can I afford x contract for 18 months), all it did was check I am who I say I am. Anyway, maybe this will be beneficial to me, I just hope its somehow not a detriment! I think I'll try again after the 1st if others report getting further through the process than me.