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Illegal to unlock your phone

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Evil Monkey, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Youre still free. Owning a cell phone is a privalege. If it wasnt, then the government would have to hand them out to everyone.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    KodiakToyTRD

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    Privilege**
     
  3. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Well you have to buy a phone to get a plan.

    The contract only says that you will give us 2 years of your money and we (the carrier) will give you a subsidized phone.

    If you buy a phone at msrp, you only need them to start a plan for you. meaning you CAN unlock it because the phone you have is not subsidized.

    I am not sure if you can start with an open normal contract with buying the phone out right with a new contract.

    But who would drop that kind of money :notsure:
     
  4. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    I gotcha
     
  5. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    :(
     
  6. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    Yeah, a privilege I bought and paid for and should be able to do whatever the hell I want with.

    Its like buying a Tacoma from one dealer and not being able to trade it in at another.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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  8. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    More like buying a tacoma in africa and bring it to the US with out any regulations :p
     
  9. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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  10. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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  11. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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  12. Jan 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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  13. Jan 26, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    You can't usually be sued or fined over technical details you don't know. Thus, to be enforceable, I suspect the carrier would have to advise you (prior to purchase) of the phone's locked condition and any prohibition they might have about modifications. Further, my phone (purchased outright - $200) was purchased prior to the law, so that might also impact enforceability. Otherwise, I could probably sue the carrier for selling me a defective phone.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    Unless your illegally unlocked phone no haz speel cheque
     
  15. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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  18. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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  20. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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