This thread was started as one thing but is now all about unlocking AT&T phones that are still on contract or still have next payments left, see bottom of this post for original thread details Many people are reporting that AT&T is now approving their unlock requests even if the phones are still on contract or if they still owe money on their NEXT device. Some have reported that trying multiple times has lead to success. Take a few minutes to read this thread and try your luck at this link: https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/ Original thread text: I bought an AT&T iPhone 6 Plus through NEXT and paid it off just now. I have requested an unlock so I can switch to T-Mobile. Will this phone operate the same on T-Mobile's network as the one sold with a T-Mobile sim from Apple? Meaning is their any benefit to owning the unlocked iPhones sold by Apple (T-mobile and the newly unlocked one) over a device sold as an AT&T iPhone? Funny side story: I paid off the AT&T NEXT device and was trying to unlock and they were giving me the runaround asking why i wanted to unlock. Asking where I'm travelling to and why i would want an unlocked phone. I just said, because it is paid for and it's mine now and I want it unlocked.