Unlocking a cellphone is incredibly useful, especially when traveling overseas, so it only makes sense that it's being outlawed. God forbid consumers get the most out of the devices that they spent their hard-earned money on. A lot of people feel that once you purchase a product, you should be able to tweak and modify said product as you see fit, as it's your property. That makes sense to me.
Fortunately, Verizon's iPhone 5 comes unlocked and AT&T will unlock your phone once your contract is up. There are still companies fighting the good fight, even if the playing field isn't exactly level.
via Uber Gizmo