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The clock to unlock a new mobile phone is running out.
In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), decided that unlocking cellphones would no longer be allowed. But the librarian provided a 90-day window during which people could still buy a phone and unlock it. That window closes on Jan. 26.
Unlocking a phone frees it from restrictions that keep the device from working on more than one carrier's network, allowing it run on other networks that use the same wireless standard. This c
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Well, if they are going to dictate to me how I can use my phone and what I can do with it in terms of unlocking it? I figure they should have to take it BACK if I find the contract doesn't suit me at some point rather than screw me for the rest of the cost of that phone I don't really 'own' anyway.
Isn't it Europe where all the phones are sold basically unlocked and it's the Sim-Card you're buying from a provider? Maybe I've misunderstood that. I would have homes the "land of the free" would have ,moved more toward that FREE model of how one can use their own property....not the corporate nanny state backed by crippling fines or jail.
Amerika isn't a fun place to live. I want my America back.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
If people actually believe the govt can tell you to do with a phone, we are truly not a free society at all.