So as of July 2012, I finished my AT&T contract and I preordered iPhone 5 yesterday (Friday 9/14) for $299 (32GB). It is now prepared for shipping etc... so I can't cancel it anymore. I just realized today that the phone will be locked to AT&T if I do it this way and there is no way I can get them to unlock it for my travel in the next couple months I checked my AT&T OLAM and it shows that my number is now back in contract until 2014 (because I ordered iPhone 5 and I think their system has flagged my number as such). Now, here are my questions: 1) if I return the phone after I received it next Friday, will my contract be again back to month to month?? 2) In addition to that, if I then purchase the iPhone 5 at no commitment price ($749 in this case), I can then call AT&T to ask them to unlock my phone, correct?? 3) Do I need to complete #1 first prior to ordering the full price iPhone 5? Will it make a difference if I preorder the phone at full price now before returning the first order? I don't think so because I believe this will be dealt with as 2 separate cases Thanks for your response!