Congress passed a bill that legalized unlocking your phone. This means you can take your phone from one carrier to another by simply switching your SIM card. Jeremy Gayed, partner with Garrett and McNagny in
"If you have an unlocked phone you can very easily pop out the little SIM card pop in a new SIM card and instantly be on another network and if you have an unlocked phone you don’t have to ask your existing carrier for permission you don’t have to pay them to set it up,” said Gayed.
This act called the Unblocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act is on its way to President Barack Obama's desk after the Senate and House passed it and Obama said he looks forward to signing the bill into law.