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Unauthorized unlocking of smartphones becomes illegal

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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 03:58 PM
For the USA it looks like the smartphone you thought you owned can still get you in trouble if you tamper with it because your carrier says so.

I think every phone should have an option to be sold unlocked and let the carriers battle it out between themselves rather than paying the most to a particular vendor to secure handset

The feds mandate fidelity between carriers and users: New rule under DMCA outlaws unlocking new handsets without carrier permission.

Just hope this is not gonna make its way over to the UK.

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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 04:29 PM
Something tells me that att&t push this #.

I paid for, I will unlock it and destroy it.

Soon there will be a law requiring users to give back their phones if they no longer contract with the carrier.

posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 04:50 PM
I always use pay and go phones. No one will tell me if I can't unlock my phone if I want to. Mine are always unlocked before I buy them anyway, same as my iPad as well....

posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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