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    Default Now it's illegal to unlock phone

    As of today, it's illegal to unlock a phone without your carrier's permission. Apparently, you can buy unlocked phones from carrier's...I didn't know that...probably not as good of a deal.

    Now illegal to unlock new phones without permission | The Biz Beat

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    Huh. I'm guessing pirating music is illegal. And pirating apps.

    All I can say is that, its like what HTC is trying to do: you may be able to try. But you can never stop it.

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    Default Re: Now it's illegal to unlock phone

    I'm not saying it's good or bad...rooting a phone is not for me. But it appears the issue has been resellers that would get a bunch of phones, unlock them, and ship them all over the world. It's all part of the digital control act. Unfortunately, individual users get hit for something other yaahooos are doing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtTX View Post
    I'm not saying it's good or bad...rooting a phone is not for me. But it appears the issue has been resellers that would get a bunch of phones, unlock them, and ship them all over the world. It's all part of the digital control act. Unfortunately, individual users get hit for something other yaahooos are doing...

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    Cell unlocking has nothing to do with the boot loader or rooting

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    Default Re: Now it's illegal to unlock phone

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtTX View Post
    I'm not saying it's good or bad...rooting a phone is not for me. But it appears the issue has been resellers that would get a bunch of phones, unlock them, and ship them all over the world. It's all part of the digital control act. Unfortunately, individual users get hit for something other yaahooos are doing...

    Kurt
    Same thing as gun control, but that's best saved for a different forum.

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    Default Re: Now it's illegal to unlock phone

    Quote Originally Posted by mattatwar1 View Post
    Cell unlocking has nothing to do with the boot loader or rooting
    See...what do I know!!

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    I figure it is all part of the new database that all the telco's are going to reference for valid IMEI numbers. if the phone has been unlocked before the contract is up it will mark it as bad IMEI in the database.
    I am just figuring. what say anyone else that may be in the know about it.
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    Nope.. Unlocking has been legalized now...here is the source:
    White House responds to petition: unlocking phones should be legalized...

    You can still get your phone unlocked from any third party vendors like Superunlockcodes.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazygal View Post
    Nope.. Unlocking has been legalized now...here is the source:
    White House responds to petition: unlocking phones should be legalized...

    You can still get your phone unlocked from any third party vendors like Superunlockcodes.com
    Are you just an advertiser? It seems like that's all you say about anything.

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