Hello all

I've been lurking around here for quite a while now.
I live in Belgium and have been wanting to get an iPhone ever since they got released.
I decided against importing and waited until they were released in Europe, hoping to get a decently priced unlocked iPhone. Well, that isn't going to happen.

I've been wondering.. If I were to import an US iPhone and get it unlocked in France, would it work? I mean, could I get it unlocked in France?

Because so far, my options are these:

a) Get one in Germany way overpriced
b) Import and wait for a hack, then get worried about updates and whatnot.
c) Get one in France, unlocked, but I've heard it's pretty much impossible to get it unlocked if you don't live in France? Can anyone confirm this?
d) Import an US iPhone and try to get it unlocked in France for 100 euros.
(Anyone tried this one yet?)
e) Wait til Apple finally gets their head out of their a**es (ain't gonna happen)

Blargh, I hate and love you so at the same time, Apple!

So yes, mainly I'd like to know if it would be possible to legally unlock an US iPhone in France, thank you if anyone can help!