If you are in the United States you can use a reverse directory available online.
They should all be online. Search Google for something like "california motorcycle law." This, for example, will help you find the California Motorcycle Handbook for 2005: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/dl655/dl665mcycle.pdf
put it in a bowl of club soda with a lid and stick it in the freezer the club soda will make it were it feels nothing and the freezer will freeze it this is the best way to put a fish out of it's misery. i have done this to 1 fish a dojo (weather loach) after a crawdad ate it's fins it is still in my moms freezer i am preserving it as long as i can.
It is the phone itself. SIM cards are peculiar to GSM phones. There are other types that do not use a SIM card. The SIM card carries information that is specific to the subscriber. All phones have operating software. Some of the software is common to all phones, regardless of who the carrier is. Some portions of the programming are reserved for the carrier. An example of this would be the banner the user sees when the phone is powering up, but there is a lot of programming that is transparent to the user, which is protected by the lock.
Three reasons: 1. Money 2. More money 3. Not losing money In the beginning, it was simply a source of revenue if a customer decided to cancel their contract- greed. (That part is my opinion) Here's the logical answer: These days, with all the competition, it's a way for the companies to recoupe the cost of that "free" or reduced phone that came with the sign-up. They reduce the cost of a desireable phone in order to get subscribers (i.e. Razor or Slivr for $80 instead of $200+). Note that when you cancel a contract, you are required to pay a relatively large amount of money. This ensures that they did not lose money by reducing the cost of the phone. Should you stay with them for the life of the contract, the companies have made enough revenue from you to pay for the phone and make a profit.