Well I was here over a year ago and not impressed with the first gen iPhone.
Well I just received my officially unlocked iPhone 3G and I must say IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT !
Expensive ? yes.
The box was shrinked wrapped and the phone untouched.
Popped in Orange Israel 3G SIM and voila !
Connected to iTunes, updated to 2.02 and all OK.
I can seriously recommend spending the money and getting an officially unlocked, non hacked phone.
PEACE OF MIND !