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Unlocking Cell Phones Is Now Illegal


Hmm, I wonder which company/ies were behind this legislation?
Could service providers be trying to chain people to their service by making switching services (necessitating buying a new phone) too costy?

Might cell phone manufacturers be trying to minimize the reselling of used phones so more people have to buy new?

Could a manufacturer who sells unlocked phones be trying to make their product even more attractive?

Gotta love crony capitalism....

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Who are the "companies" behind this? Wake up!

It's not the companies. It's the NSA. They don't want you removing their back door monitoring software. The companies' interests pale by comparison.

I suppose the police...

The police might have reasonable suspicion to search your car or house. The police were under the impression that you had a cell phone, and we had to make sure it was locked.

Unlocking Phones = Terrorism.

... And is one to three four... What are we paying for?

Don't ask me I don't give a damn. Next stop is Vietnam.

"POSTED ~ No Trespassing" ~ Make a crime out of travelling? Must penalty relate to damage? What about all those signs ignored? In a foreign language you do not know?

Lease vs Purchase Why do we click, pretending to sign a lease for use of software? Where are the "No Trespassing" signs? What is the government's rightful share? Why?
What about taxes on purchase & dates beyond? Must penalty relate to government service?

Legal lines are fuzzy related to copying computer cede or data. Many conflicting laws.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I know a guy with a business unlocking phones at the mall

I'll ask him what he thinks of this but I think I know what he's going to say:

'Who cares! Let them shut me down! I've got 20 friends who know how to do what I do!'

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Where? I want to unlock mine

Where? I want to unlock mine

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Their business model has already failed.

This is like trying to keep kids from making copies of music.

It is unenforceable.


Stop using them..

Maybe the companies will lobby to get rid of that "law".


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