Contract free means iPhone is locked to a particular wireless
provider, but you have no contract with that provider. Unlocked
means iPhone will work with any Carrier that uses the same
technology and frequencies as applicable - not all services are
available on all networks. Unlocked is NOT same as contract
free - be sure to order the one you want and do not confuse the
Other reports in these fora and elsewhere mention that in previous
releases, it was 6 - 8 weeks before unlocked iPhones became
available - but that has no bearing on what might happen with
Remember that warranty is valid only in country of original purchase.
Wait and buy your iPhone when it is available where you are.