Verizon and AT&T have added programs that allow customers to get a new phone every year. Due to these programs the ability to upgrade early is no longer an option for those in traditional 2 year contracts. My question is do you think Verizon and AT&T will break and allow loyal customers to upgrade 1, 2, or 3 months early (Some rumors are saying as early as June for the iPhone 6)? Since the iPhone 5 was released in Mid September 2012, anyone who owns an iPhone 5 on contract will have to wait till September 2014 to upgrade. I can imagine this will cause an issue if the iPhone 6 is released earlier then September. Personally I would not enroll in the Next plan from AT&T (my provider for the last 8 years). I do not want to pay $600 for a phone I won't own at the end. I also do not want a new phone every year. I can wait the 2 years but if a new numbered (iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6) iPhone is released early I do want to have the opportunity to buy it at no penalty. Please refrain from the " you signed a 2 year contract honor it" answers. I don't think I'm asking for much if Im looking to leave my contract 1-3 months early to sign a new 2 year contract, which in my case, has led to an 8 year history with the same company. Thanks!