I'm doing AT&T Next this go-around, but plan on paying off the phone after a few months. If I wanted to pre-order an off-contract/unlocked iPhone that would work with AT&T next year, (1) would this be possible to pre-order and (2) what options would I choose? I hate that Apple has you select a carrier for your phone, and then you're locked to two options with AT&T: either Next, or 2-year contract. I would prefer buying the phone out-right so I could select 'In-Store Pickup' as an option to grab the phone, something I couldn't do this year because pickup wasn't allowed for Next orders. I was thinking maybe the 'contract-free' T-Mobile orders, but I wasn't sure if you had to associate those phones with a T-Mobile line.