I am seriously considering getting myself an HTC Hero, but I'm in no rush so I've spent some time looking for the best deals. In the end, it would appear that one of the the Hero on Vodafone contracts from mobiles.co.uk would be best for me. I just wondered if, firstly, anyone's had any bad experiences buying with them? Online reviews seem to be completely polarized, either 5 stars or 1. Also, since Vodafone don't officially support the Hero, has anyone with a Hero on Vodafone had any issues (other than those mentioned in the MMS thread, and non-network-related receiving SMS issues)? Finally, am I to assume I will get an unlocked phone (but in brown, not the lovely SIM-free white), and thus installing official ROMs from HTC will be (or at least, should be) straight forward, unlike trying to install an official ROM onto an Orange branded phone? Thanks!