The cellular landscape in the United States is both dreary and exciting at once. We have, essentially, the most concentrated mass market LTE rollout, but at the same time, barely enough spectrum and infrastructure to make use of it, and horribly mediocre pre-LTE technologies that compound the problem.
There should not be a law that stops a person from paying off their debt (which is what a subsidy is when you buy a phone from a carrier) and moving to another carrier of their choice. In fact, I would like to take it further. Let’s stop this GSM and CDMA madness. One standard format, or a clear way to escape through a migration plan.