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

Aaron welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 17:02:39 UTC 2013


If any other GSM carrier supported international roaming as easily at AT&T
I would be inclined to change.

-AW


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM, Tim Youngblood <timyoungblood at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
>>
>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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>>>>>> Aaron Welch
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Aaron Welch
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n2nightfall at gmail.com
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