It's About Time: Obama Signs Bill Legalizing Cellphone Unlocking
A bill signed into law today makes it legal to unlock your phone and take it to another carrier.
The bill is good news if you’ve been wanting to switch, but don’t expect to jump ship if you’re in the middle of a contract. The law only allows customers to unlock their phones when the contract (the agreement you signed to get that phone at a subsidized, low price) expires. Also, the law only applies to cell phones (including smartphones) at this time, though tablets are being considered for similar rules.