The BBC reports that of the 30,000 iPhones sold in France over the first 5 days, 20% of them were sold as the more expensive unlocked version. That's right, upwards of 7000 folks spent €750, or about $1000 US, to get an unlocked iPhone. How many of them were from other EU nations not willing to wait for the iPhone to arrive? It just goes to show that there's a demand for it; if I could spend the money to officially unlock my main iPhone, I definitely would. While I love visual voicemail, I do wish that Apple would've opted for multiple carriers instead of exclusivity.