I was wondering if at launch the iPhone 5s was available to purchase outside of a 2 year commitment plan. I just recently went to AT&T family value plan and to keep the discounts either need to buy a phone at full price or use the AT&T Next option. I don't like the AT&T Next option so I would like to pay $749 for the phone from Apple or AT&T. Was that possible at launch last year? Or did everyone have to wait? ---------- Also if you were able to purchase the phone this way how did you get your SIM? It seems you have to visit an AT&T store to get a new micro SIM card? Will the one from my existing phone work?