I happened to be in the US the last time that 4 GB iPhones were being sold for $299 on the Apple refurb site. (I saw yesterday that they are being sold for that price again). £150. Which seemed like a bargain even for an "iPod Touch Plus". I'd been thinking about getting a Touch to play with, but the Phone's greater functionality appealed. So I bought the phone (I had access to a US credit card, and a US address). I activated via iTunes. I deliberately failed the credit check and was offered and started a monthly contract (again I had a US credit card and US address that I could use). I used the phone for a day and cancelled, and was left with a fully functioning, legally unlocked iPhone. I returned to the UK, and have been using it primarily as an e-mail/surfing tool using WiFi. It's great! I wouldn't mind getting it working as a UK phone, and have no problem paying O2 £35/pcm for unlimited data and 200 minutes. But I'd rather not do an illegal or dodgy unlock. Any advice?