The law was actually in effect quite a few years ago, but was exempted until now. It should be exempted again, though; certainly. Sac, that's not exactly correct; it's not a SIM-unlocked phone if you buy it at full price. (My Galaxy Note II, purchased at full price for $700 + tax so I could keep unlimited data with Verizon, is still locked to Verizon, as an example.) Some phones come SIM-unlocked, (Nexus 4) but the vast majority don't; and the ones that don't, it's now illegal for you to do it yourself.
I hate wireless carriers. Come on, Google; build your own LTE network and get crackin'. Verizon & AT&T need a swift kick in the nuts.
Rams bet status: honored. Bradford still sucks.
RedAlice is right.
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