Just to warn everybody off. The mobile phone companies 3, T-Mobile and O2 have been refusing to suspend contracts whilst soldiers have been deployed to Iraq. This means you will be paying for a mobile you can't use for 6 months, or paying through the nose if you do use it in Iraq. Make sure you phone your service provider and check you can suspend your contract. If the customer services rep isn't helpful, just refer them to today's article in the Daily Mail, whom you will be contacting shortly. One mention of the press should oil the wheels for you.