Originally Posted by ShadowLea
Odd, as there's been a EU law against carrier-based SIMlocking since 2003.
Well, I personally unlocked (legally through the carrier) at least three phones last year, and my mother had to do the same when she switched operator. I also own a nokia phone I bought in Spain 3 years ago and could never find the process to get it unlocked on the Telefonica website, even going through some Spanish friends!
I have nothing against it as long as it is possible to unlock the phone legally for free after a reasonable period of time (and 3 months seems fairly short). I guess it comes down to the wording of that law. I remember a few years back you'd have to pay a good deal for that...