So I want to buy an iphone for my mom for her birthday but she lives in Taiwan. Right now, I live in Seattle and I have a Cingular account for almost 2 years. I was thinking about buying the refurbished one online through my Cingular account but I found out that you need to buy an iphone data plan with that which is $20 more expensive for my monthly bill... I was planning to buy an iphone and unlock it and give it to my mom as an gift.. Is there any ways I can purchase an iphone through cingular and ditch the $20 extra fee? Or simply, Is it anyway you can buy an iphone without the two year contract? Thanks!