Subsidies are over at AT&T. Starting January 8, the carrier will stop offering two-year contracts on new phones, reports Engadget. That gives you just over a week to sign a new plan, if you are adamantly opposed to paying for a device up front or signing a monthly AT&T Next installment plan instead—which is still technically a contract, just a lease-to-own agreement for the phone instead of a commitment to two years of service.
AT&T has been scaling back the availability of two-year contracts for a while now. Since the summer, you could only get a new contract in an actual AT&T store, not partner retailers like the Apple Store, Best Buy, or the dearly departed Radio Shack.