Starting today, U.S. wireless carriers have to unlock your phone

Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica:

Major wireless carriers in the US have promised to unlock customers' phones or tablets once they've paid off their contracts, beginning today. This is the result of an agreement the carriers made with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in late 2013; the deadline to comply with all portions of the agreement arrived today.

More details - including links to the relevant pages on the websites of major carriers - are in Jon's article.