I'm due for an upgrade Mid-October, so I'm skipping the pre-order party (for now). I've locked in $50 off an upgrade with Best Buy, so I'll most likely trade in my iP5 there too. My question is about the options with AT&T. I currently have the grandfathered "unlimited" data plan. I pay around $130.00/mo for a two line, two iPhone 5 with shared minutes (never a concern), 200 texts per line (never a concern) and throttled at 5gb data LTE. A buddy of mine that is also due for upgrade said AT&T was spamming him hard about ditching his old contract and moving to NEXT. I told him that means he'll be paying his standard bill (with subsidy) and on top of that, a monthly cost of his iPhone spread out over 20 or 24 months. Is that true? I was curious to about any potential benefits of NEXT, with upgrading on a yearly basis and not actually "owning" the phone. Anyone knowledgeable with the benefit of switching to Next please let me know. Concerns I have: 1. I currently have to jailbreak my phone each new release as I'm not going to pay for a tethering plan, with Next that comes standard, right? 2. If I switch to Next, will I be switching my 2/line contract to a data bucket? Say 10gb data bucket which would push my monthly payment up again? 3. Again, if I switched, is there a way to reduce my current monthly bill as I'm no longer taking the subsidy? TL;DR -- What's up with ATT Next, your input appreciated!