This is probably a weird question, but does anyone know if all cellphone agreements for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc., are the same across the U.S. or does each company change their agreement from state to state?
There may be slight differences where local consumer laws apply. I doubt if they could manage too many variations themselves even though the phone companies are experts are confusion-marketing.
That's where companies all selling essentially the same product mix up the options as much as possible so that the consumer just throws their hands up and accepts whatever the salesman tells them is best.
The whole system is due for an overhaul to eliminate the illusion of free phones when you pay thru the nose for them in the long run -- it's an incredible source of pollution as people chuck away perfectly functional phones.
Personally, I'd favour separation of hardware suppliers from service providers.
Meanwhile I stick with Pay as You Go -- which is poor value but at least clearly so.