Thank you everyone for your detailed recommendations, and for those of you who more than generously offered to bring my items in for me. It is all extremely appreciated. While there has been an overall consensus here that smuggling or EPS is the best way, there have also been some second guesses made, and based on my recent misfortune trying to get my merchandise in the country, I am feeling somewhat defeated as far as this goes. I will be going home in late April so I believe that I will just wait until then to get my phone. Besides, it will be a chance for me to see if I can survive two months sans iphone without going crazy lol. Thank you all!