More reason to demand unlocked phones
This is another reason we should demand providers to sell phones unlocked, just like other countries. One can simply get a cheap local prepaid plan and switch the SIM chip. But no, regardless of the ridiculous stuff AT&T is doing, people are still lining up giving AT&T money. Mind boggling.
Before anybody whining about having to pay full price for phones, unlocked != no subsidy. In countries like Singapore, all subsidized and under-contract high end phones, including iPhones, are sold unlocked out of the box.