Well this is better than nothing now that Att got rid of full subsidy upgrade (aka $199 iPhones/Galaxy S whatever) with 2 year contract. I just used a full subsidy upgrade last Sept 2015. I have included pics of my contract end date Sept 2017 clearly showing 2 year contract. Also have included text confirmation that I am eligible for ATT next while under contract. Usually I wouldn't be eligible for ATT next until month 18. It's only month 6. Why the significance since ATT NEXT is like paying full price anyways? Simple. Even with the $5 price increase on my ATT unlimited line under my grandfathered plan. And even after ATT ended subsidies for grandfathers users. It's still cheaper for me to stay with ATT for 2 unlimited data lines than switch to T-Mobile unlimited. Cause of my 24% FAN Discount. Plus ATT has better coverage for me. And it's not just early ATT next eligibility for me. It's that I can shop around when they have super promo (like when SAMs club had $300 gift card (Costco would have price match) for ATT next upgrades during thanksgiving time). So being early eligible for ATT next enables me to shop around for deals and avoid paying full price when promo comes up. Maybe early eligibility For next is because I am unlimited data user who can leave without an ETF due to price increase of data plan? Who knows. But i was wanted to let u guys know. ATT changed the att next upgrade for me early in the contract cycle. So those of you with grandfathered subsidized plans who's contract Doesnt end to 2017 you may want to check ur eligibility for ATT next. It's still better than nothing especially if you shop around and see if they offer promos like big $200-300 gift cards for going ATT next. I won't debate the value of gift card promos. But $300 Costco gift card during thanksgiving would have been treated like cash to me. And can help ease the pain for paying $700-800 for a galaxy or iPhone on ATT next.