[Chugalug] Unlocking your Smart Phone is Illegal???

Tim Youngblood timyoungblood at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 17:00:23 UTC 2013


straighttalk.com has my business currently with a GNex.


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just bought a used iPhone 4 on eBay that I intend to use with T-Mobile's
> new $30/mo BYOD plan (I don't talk much). I hope to get a Nexus 4 once
> Google gets it in stock again.
>
> I haven't had a phone contract in 7+ years. Either work pays for the phone
> and/or I have gone with no-contract phones. Until recently, most of the
> no-contract phones have royally sucked - like my current Samsung Transform
> Ultra.
>
> I look forward to supporting a market where I can actually own my phone
> and use whatever carrier I like... sort of like the rest of the world!
>
> -Eric
>
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> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
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> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Aaron welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I personally would rather pay full price for a phone and not have to deal
>> with the "contract tax" every month.  As much as I despise T-mobile, I
>> think they give their customers alot more choices as to how they can
>> "purchase" their phones.
>>
>> -AW
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I think it might be important to note that rooting is not the same as
>>> unlocking.  I am not sure to be honest, if the Library of Congress knows
>>> how to make this distinction.  Unlocking a phone means giving it the
>>> ability to work on other carriers (ATT phone on another GSM network, Spring
>>> phones on Verizon, etc.)
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM, William Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> I finally (about 2 weeks ago) got around to rooting my wife's phone.
>>>> Cleaning off the bloatware that was preinstalled doubled the battery life.
>>>> (Not to mention gave it space again. Stupid apps keep getting bigger and
>>>> bigger.)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 8:13 AM, Aaron welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> This will directly affect my choice in wireless devices and carriers.
>>>>>
>>>>> -AW
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Wow, I had no idea.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57565730-1/unauthorized-unlocking-of-smartphones-becomes-illegal-saturday/
>>>>>>
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