Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Mar 2013 19:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The White House agrees with the 114.000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties. In fact, we believe the same principle should also apply to tablets, which are increasingly similar to smart phones. And if you have paid for your mobile device, and aren't bound by a service agreement or other obligation, you should be able to use it on another network. It's common sense, crucial for protecting consumer choice, and important for ensuring we continue to have the vibrant, competitive wireless market that delivers innovative products and solid service to meet consumers' needs."
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RE[2]: Unlocking Phones
by roblearns on Mon 4th Mar 2013 23:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Unlocking Phones"
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They can't make any legal argument related to the phone being unlocked.

That's incorrect. If you agree to pay $2400 - you owe it.


You think if you turn your phone off and don't use it, then you don't have to pay? Wrong.

That's just made up - fictional nonsense, and shame on you for making things up and acting as if it's true.

You can get out of a contract paying an ETF - but that's a side issue, unrelated to using 'data'.

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RE[3]: Unlocking Phones
by Alfman on Tue 5th Mar 2013 04:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Unlocking Phones"
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I was going to reply, but it'd be redundant with what you've just said. I don't see how anyone could get out of their contract obligations by simply disconnecting their phone. If they could then early termination fees would be 100% pointless.

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