said by asdfghjklzx5:
The model of buying a phone and then shopping for carriers will never work in the U.S. until the government gets involved and mandates that all carriers use the same type of network (GSM or CDMA) and same frequencies.
You're forgetting that carriers force everyone to pay the same price for service, even if you bring your own phone. That's essentially extortion, and the government will have to force carriers to stop that as well. Unfortunately with Genachowski at the helm it's not going to happen.