RE: Bluetooth & iPhone 5
Sorry, I'd not made it clear. The IMEI unlock is £125, the jailbreak we could do ourselves. But jailbreaking isn't really appropriate for what we want the phone for (real world end user testing). EE are adamant they need the original owner to perform the unlock, and the original owner cannot be contacted and is under no obligation anyway.
A pal up the road has a 5S and I'll try that.
Quite agree about the notion of 18- and 24-month contract devices being a bribe, but it is the most obvious way of making the iPhone seem affordable alongside rivals that are now a fraction of the price. A top of the shop 5S is one tenth what I paid for my car, which puts it into perspective.
It's all choice though, and the fact the i3 has sold out (the small "i" being a cynical marketing ploy, I am certain) shows the appeal of lifestyle products.