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Old 01-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Unlocking smartphones after 1/26/13 will be more difficult

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Originally Posted by rambo47 View Post
It's actually going to be illegal. They have interpreted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in such a way that unlocking a phone without the permission of the carrier is a crime. They had made this ruling a while back but put a 3-month stay on enforcement. That 3-month stay expires on January 26th.
But you can still get the carrier to unlock if you meet their requirements, and you can still buy phones online. I actually hope that this means that carriers will have to unlock a device if I walk into their shop and pay full-price like they do overseas.
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