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I respect your opinion and will not argue with you about it. Although I will say in reference to your caps statement, if you recall carriers didn't start implementing data caps until the iPhone came out and AT&T realized they couldn't keep up with the demand for data on their poor excuse for a network. Soon, other carriers saw that people will pay for more data. Along came Google and AOSP into the mainsteam. They gave the user the choice to do what they want. The ability to root your phone through warranty voiding hackery was a welcome addition to the industry. Though the carriers are all running businesses and by all rights can and will charge for "additional" data usage, still doesn't make it right in the eyes of the consumer, who in today's economy, is trying to pinch every penny and get the most bang for their buck. I commend Sprint and T-Mo both for keeping with what the people ask for, because they are the whole reason they are in business after all. Rant done, thank you for listening
Originally Posted by IAmSixNine
I agree with you completely. With the ever expanding LTE market by all the carriers and the fact that phones improve just as fact as PCs, is all the more reason to root and unlock the full potential of our devices. After all, they are exactly that, OUR devices. If we want to void our warranties and risk bricking a $500-600 piece of equipment, we should be able to. The carriers are simply providing a service in order to use our devices. UI overlays (Sense, TW, Motoblur) are conveinent ways of putting a pretty face to an OS, but they are loaded down with stuff that the majority of people wont even use because 1) they aren't good programs and 2) most of the time, those bloat programs want to add to your bill even more. If I want to pay for a app every month, then I should be given the choice to choose what program it is I'm paying for. The fact that we have to pay X amount of dollars on top of our already outragous service fees just to use one of our phone's built in features is ridiculous.
Originally Posted by Theot
Amen. But, for us techies and geeks out there, rooting is half the fun.
Originally Posted by The Hustleman
Now that all that is out of the way, anyone have any input on my questions?