Play.com has managed to nab the iPhone 3GS on a SIM free basis, and it's yours for just £900.
While this is for the 32GB version of the iPhone 3GS, it's still £362 more than the same thing from O2 on pay as you go, which shows the level of subsidy O2 is actually offering.
While firms are legally obliged to unlock a phone for a user, they don't have to sell them unlocked.
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Free and French
However, in countries like France, where the phone is rumoured to be sourced from, the law states that all phones must be sold SIM free, albeit at a much higher price.
If you're not after the high capacity version, the 16GB iPhone 3GS can be nabbed for a penny under £800, but if you're going to spend that much just to get the iPhone on Vodafone or T-Mobile, then an extra hundred probably won't worry you.
However, you could just save some cash and wait until the unlock hack comes... is a few weeks' wait worth £362?
See the deal yourself on Play.com