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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