Orange Frc and T-Mobile germany are clearly making a mockery of the EU law about not locking people in.
Other than going for the unlock option, I wish they were forced into asking for the whole 18mth contract fee up front - then we'll see how the price would miraculously drop to consumer friendly sums.
@DrXym - the iPod Touch is actually a quarter to one fifth the cost of a german unlocked iPhone, which reveals everything about the true cost of the iPhone and how much they're bumping on top.
Ridiculous money grabbing arses.
I'm sticking with my WM6 upgraded T-Mob MDA Vario II and hacked iPod Touch (incl google maps + everything else except the phone) combo! They both add up to about a half the price of one iPhone.
Oh and I can send an SMS to multiple people atst!