Originally Posted by dc/dc
You cannot buy RIM devices SIM free normally, so your best option is to come to the US, buy one from a T-Mobile store for $400, have Adam at GSMPhoneSource.com unlock it for $45, and head home.
All I can say is it won't be cheap to have the coolest BB in the UK.
I will break the larger of my two piggy banks then....
So - do you mean for $400 I can buy one from a Tmob store without a contract? That would be great (assuming I can buy one from UK without having to head to the US!). $445 for an unlocked BB (especially the latest and greatest) is not particularly expensive when you consider what the exchange rate is at the moment.....
It's the contract that gives me concern - I can't take out a US phone contract and usually with new and desireable products in the UK, the sellers will only sell them on a contract as their profit comes from the new sign up and not the handset cost. If I can buy it without a contract, then I'm sorted (provided I can source one).