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

wes wes at the-wes.com
Tue Jan 29 15:15:22 UTC 2013


hmmmm didn't think about tracfones. that may be the exception.

-wes


On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 6:13 AM, Aaron Welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is definitely not the case.  Try that with a Tracfone.  We did and it
> did not work as expected to the detriment of a homeless 19yo girl.  :-/
>
> -AW
>
> On Jan 29, 2013, at 1:17 AM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:
>
>
> >
>> >
>> http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57565730-1/unauthorized-unlocking-of-smartphones-becomes-illegal-saturday/
>> >
>> >  -- David White Founder & CEO
>>
>> I expect this to be revoked the first time a carrier denies an
>> unlocked phone access to their network, and the call happened to be a
>> 911 call.  Hopefully someone will get this worked through our
>>
>>
> 911 is always allowed. if you can convince the phone to do it, even
> without a SIM. there is a market for old phones with no service just for
> emergency calls. I believe the women's shelter gives them out for domestic
> abuse cases, as one example.
>
> -wes
>
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