They absolutely wouldn't sell me the phone by itself. There were 3 packages ranging from $79 to $149 that I had to pick from. I wasn't happy but it was the only place that had stock and that was also their justification for doing it. I ended up talking the manager down to $39 for a Speck case that I actually like a lot so it wasn't the worst thing. However it strikes me as a really poor business practice to force accessories on customers.