Smartphones can be unlocked in the U.S. Legally. What about elsewhere? Cyrus Lee says China Telecom will unlock the iPhone 6:
China Telecom… said it will unlock the unreleased smartphone, meaning the upcoming iPhone 6 sold by China Telecom is going to support dual 4G network, both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE, and a variety of other networks including WCDMA, CDMA2000, GSM, and CDMA1X.
One phone model, many networks. The game is changing.