This is a long story. Let me get to the part you might care about so you can read it and go on about your business.
The Librarian of Congress has decreed that unauthorized unlocking of a mobile phone is a criminal offense. Not jailbreaking, mind you; that’s still legal. But unlocking the phone to use on another carrier.
It’s no longer an issue between you and your carrier. It’s now a federal offense. That’s authorized because of the part of the Constitution where the Founding Fathers were concerned about AT&T losing your business to Walmart. I’m sure it’s in there. Just ask any liberal.
Anyway, this could have impacted me late last year. And that’s the long story I’m gonna tell you. If you stick around for it.