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

Tim Youngblood timyoungblood at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 17:11:23 UTC 2013


Haven't tried. Google that.


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM, Aaron welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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