1. eastbayrae's Avatar
    Pretty sorry of our Government to kill this for locked phones:

    Unlocking your new smartphone is now illegal: What you need to know | Digital Trends
    01-28-2013 05:55 PM
  2. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Don't worry their just looking out for you.
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    01-28-2013 06:15 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The carriers can now do through litigation what they couldn't do through intimidation, keep you on their contract. I'm guessing that people are not scared of the threat of ETFs or bad credit marks so the carriers lobbied to get this through. Let's face it, the only people affected are those who are still contractually obligated. Buy a used phone on eBay or Craigslist and you can legally unlock it. The funny thing is that the Librarian found that unlocking a phone is akin to altering the firmware but doesn't think jailbreaking alters the FW. This absence of logic would make Mr. Spock's head explode if you ask me.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-28-2013 07:25 PM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
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    01-28-2013 07:27 PM
  5. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    If I was to purchase an android device and unlock it. How would I be found out?
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    01-28-2013 07:28 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    If I was to purchase an android device and unlock it. How would I be found out?
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    Somebody would rat you out to the new Phone Czar. In which case the old axiom of "snitches get stitches" would play out. Or, carriers would have some minimum wage monkeyf**k cross-checking IMEI numbers on the databases, call da fuzz and throw you in the slammer.
    WasteSomeTime likes this.
    01-28-2013 07:53 PM
  7. Bicpug's Avatar
    Aren't you still entitled to have a phone unlocked by the carrier?
    01-28-2013 08:05 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Aren't you still entitled to have a phone unlocked by the carrier?
    Did you read the article? It's all there in B&W.
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    01-28-2013 08:56 PM
  9. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Somebody would rat you out to the new Phone Czar. In which case the old axiom of "snitches get stitches" would play out. Or, carriers would have some minimum wage monkeyf**k cross-checking IMEI numbers on the databases, call da fuzz and throw you in the slammer.
    Wow that's something. And for the minimum wage monkey f**k, there is a job for that?

    Also can I argue that I purchased it that way?
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    01-28-2013 10:15 PM
  10. WindowsPhone8User's Avatar
    Who gives a crap, sending my phone in for unlocking anyway.
    Azzid likes this.
    01-28-2013 10:16 PM
  11. stylishmobile's Avatar
    Hi everyone.
    My iphone is blocked by orenge ,how can i unlock this .Please help me out.
    An immediate response would be highly appreciated.
    02-07-2013 03:45 AM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Hi everyone.
    My iphone is blocked by orenge ,how can i unlock this .Please help me out.
    An immediate response would be highly appreciated.
    I don't know how things are done on the other side of the pond, but here in the colonies you have to call your carrier and politely ask them to provide the SIM unlock code because you'll be traveling abroad. If you've been on the contract for over 6 months and you've paid on time, they usually grant your request.
    02-07-2013 02:10 PM
  13. Andre o Botelho's Avatar
    Here in Brazil is not legal lock a phone since you've bought It so anyone(porting the invoice) can unlock it's phone. But was really a great fight to get this law approved.
    04-29-2013 12:54 PM
  14. montsa007's Avatar
    Hi everyone.
    My iphone is blocked by orenge ,how can i unlock this .Please help me out.
    An immediate response would be highly appreciated.
    Phones are blocked by carriers if they are reported stolen or missing.
    05-28-2013 01:10 AM

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