The UK thread is now a mass of "mines preparing to ship!!!!11! LOL" posts and Microsim talk, it's very difficult to find any kind of useful information regarding contracts! It'd be good to use this thread to talk about new contract sign ups and upgrades, where you plan to buy your contract iPhone 4 from, etc... My current situation is: I'm an O2 customer that is out of contract since January, I have my PAC and a reservation at the Apple Store, Manchester. I'm wanting to join Vodafone, if for some reason I fail the credit check, I'll upgrade with O2. I'd love to go sim free, but that isn't an option this year(I'm a new Daddy ) I'm unsure what the score is with the Apple shop and contacts. Yesterday I called the Arndale centre store and they said they'd be doing contracts for Vodafone, O2 and Orange. I called Vodafone and they denied this. This launch is a bit of a sham for us contract folk!