I understand the counter argument of rooting your phone, but it’s actually illegal under the DMCA (See MetroPCS vs Virgin Mobile) and it completely misses the censorship issue.
If I want to watch porno, uninstall yahoo finance bloatware or engage in some politically sensitive subject I should be able to do that. It’s our hardware and we paid for it. Restricting our ability to make our own decisions is an poor move.
Hopefully the FCC steps in as consumer advocates and forces LTE carriers to remove these restrictions.. I hear they’re trying but it’s always an uphill battle against some people with evil ideas.. (enters no more unlimited data.)