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

Tim Youngblood timyoungblood at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 17:05:02 UTC 2013


I have AT&T through Straightalk.


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Aaron welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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