Like almost everybody here in this forum I'm eligible for the "early" At&t upgrade, I need two new iPhones 5s 32gb, with the early upgrade I'll be paying $549 x 2 = $1098 Next year I'll be doing the same unless Apple/At&t will lower the prices (!) and doing this I'm getting into a new 2 year contract every time I do the "early" upgrade. Doing the numbers for the 2 year purchases it will be $549 x 4 = $2196 Now if instead of doing the early upgrade I go and buy two fully unlocked iPhone 5s 32gb it will be $749 x 2 = $1498 I'll be paying $200 extra this year but I'll not extend my contract and next year with the new iPhone I'll be at the end of my contract where I can select the best option for me, new carrier, prepaid, etc. I'll become fully eligible for the $299 full upgrade for the new phone if I decide to stay with At&t too. My math: 2 unlocked iPhone 5s 32gb this year $749 x 2 = $1498 2 iPhone at full upgrade price next year = $299 x 2 = $598 Total = $2096 If I do not go that route and I keep signing for 2 year contract, I'm always stuck in the middle of contract and doing early upgrade price. 2 early upgrade iPhones this year: $549 x 2 = $1098 2 early upgrade iPhones next year: $549 x 2 = $1098 Total = $2196 Going Unlocked the savings are = $100 I'll be saving $100 if I go the unlocked way this year and do full eligible upgrade price next year. On top of that I'll be finishing my contract next year with two unlocked iPhones and in good position to go prepaid or any carrier I want or stay and take advantage of the full upgrade benefits. How are unlocked phones selling? are in less demand than regular At&t "locked" phones? Am I crazy?