Why is it that all cellphones are locked and you can't buy one unlocked?

when you buy a cell phone by contract or not they are lock.why is it when you pay for this phone you gotta pay them again to get it unlock when this is your property that you payed for. how can the crtc let the cell companies get away with this kind of act they hold you Hostage to your own property.  why doesn't the Crct forces cell companies to sell all their cell phones unlocked

It's part of making people stay on their network. Remember, phones aren't actually worth their on contract prices, they're subsidized.

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