Are AT&T iPhones sold on Apple really unlocked?
I keep my phones until they die, coming from an iPhone 7, and always pay for them in full, usually used. This time I am going to buy the iPhone 13 mini at full price since COVID and dealing with the circus that is Craiglist and FB Marketplace isn't worth it. The Apple website specifically says "All iPhone models are unlocked except those purchased with AT&T Installment Plans." Based on this information I should be able to pay for an AT&T phone outright and receive it unlocked, saving that $30, but I've seen older posts suggesting otherwise. I have an AT&T prepaid account, and have had one for years and am very happy with it, so I am not even sure how it would work to unlock it since I technically don't have a billed account. I just want to make sure my phone is unlocked and I don't feel completely dumb trying to save $30 on a phone that is useless to me traveling abroad, which I do quite often, or at least did pre-pandemic.