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

Tim Youngblood timyoungblood at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 17:19:06 UTC 2013


Most folks I know that travel purchase a SIM card for their destination.
These are folks going to EU. Not Borneo.


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:13 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> This only affects phones that you buy directly from the carrier (with a
> discount on a contract) and then you try to unlock them to use them on a
> different carrier.
>
> It does not effect used phones, or phones you buy pre-unlocked from
> anywhere.
>
> *- Chad W. Smith*
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM, 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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