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

Aaron welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 17:08:47 UTC 2013


Can you roam out of the country?

-AW


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Tim Youngblood <timyoungblood at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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>>>>>>>> Aaron Welch
>>>>>>>> Chief Mechanic @ Geek Ventures
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>>>>>>>> n2nightfall at gmail.com
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Aaron Welch
Chief Mechanic @ Geek Ventures
423-505-9999
n2nightfall at gmail.com
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