It seems Apple has finally decided to offer a no-contract, unlocked version of iPhone 3GS 8GB for Canadian customers. An unlocked version of iPhone 4 is coming shortly. http://store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone?mco=OTY2ODA2OQ "Your new iPhone. Direct from Apple and ready to use. When you purchase your iPhone from the Apple Online Store, you’ll get it commitment-free. So you can sign up for service with the carrier of your choice and change your carrier at any time. Questions? Call our iPhone experts at 1-800-MY-APPLE." The price, however, is steep - at $549 for 8GB 3GS and iPhone 4 prices yet to be announced. In addition, this is something that has been offered in the UK and most of Europe for a long, long time now and this is just Canada playing catch-up - let's just hope the United States follows suit.