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

Aaron Welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 15:29:05 UTC 2013


Or prepaids in general.  This whole BS with phone companies essentially trashing phones even after we own them is BS.

-AW

On Jan 29, 2013, at 10:15 AM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:

> 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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