Thank you always everyone! To those who are reading my post for the first time, please let me introduce myself. I am a Tokyoite who is planning on visiting South California (Orange County area) both for sightseeing and business on Oct 2 and staying there for a couple of weeks. Well, today I called a verizon store in Laguna Niguel, California to ask if I can buy some month-to-month iphone 5s right away, but I have been told that they have no inventory at all and they said they don't know at all when their store will be well-stocked. I understand that you can buy full-priced A1429-CDMA iphone 5s not only at verizon stores but also at bestbuy, radio shack and other retail stores (I know I have to pay $50.00 more when shopping at non-verizon stores), but I don't know where I should go in order to SECURE some during my stay in South California. So can anyone please help me with that? Thank you very much in advance!