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Old 03-07-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Locking a phone is wrong in that it's your property "they" want to control. Lot's wrong with that picture.......

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Despite what some think, I doubt it was ever "illegal" to unlock phones as it has been done for more than a decade. I have never heard of someone prosecuted for unlocking their phone. I worked for At&t customer service for 7 years and CS reps routinely offered unlock codes for eligible customers with the exception of the iPhone when I was with them. That was the only phone they would not offer unlock codes for.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Despite what some think, I doubt it was ever "illegal" to unlock phones as it has been done for more than a decade. I have never heard of someone prosecuted for unlocking their phone. I worked for At&t customer service for 7 years and CS reps routinely offered unlock codes for eligible customers with the exception of the iPhone when I was with them. That was the only phone they would not offer unlock codes for.
Interesting logic. Do you doubt that slavery is illegal as well since Thomas Jefferson had slaves during his entire life? Laws are not retroactive.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Interesting logic. Do you doubt that slavery is illegal as well since Thomas Jefferson had slaves during his entire life? Laws are not retroactive.
Interesting logic you used to twist my response and the thread topic. I stated facts as I see them and you brought up a completely unrelated topic to support your thoughts WOW !!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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Interesting logic you used to twist my response and the thread topic. I stated facts as I see them and you brought up a completely unrelated topic to support your thoughts WOW !!!
I see that went way over your head. You're trying to use 7 years of your experience at AT&T to suggest that a bill that was signed into law 2 months ago doesn't exist. My response was an analogous to your logic.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I see that went way over your head. You're trying to use 7 years of your experience at AT&T to suggest that a bill that was signed into law 2 months ago doesn't exist. My response was an analogous to your logic.
Maybe you didn't realize that the legislation never prevented manufacturers and cellular carriers from selling unlocked phones.

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: southern california
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the cell phone biz is a giant scam. cell phone service cost much less in other countries and u get much more for it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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the cell phone biz is a giant scam. cell phone service cost much less in other countries and u get much more for it.
Don't forget that in the overwhelming amount of foreign countries there are no cell phone subsidies and those cellular companies can charge less for their plans. Most Americans either refuse or cannot afford to pay unsubsidized prices. Are you willing to pay more for your phone to pay less for the service ??
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