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Old 02-09-2014, 08:02 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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With your short-term outlook, I can see why you ask this. This is a long-term solution that will reduce phone theft over time. Eventually, when [almost] all phones in the hands of consumers have a kill switch, there will be no incentive to steal the phone.
There will always be incentive in the eyes of a thief. With the prices as low as they are with the technology in them, it's hard to imagine how they are overpriced. $350 for a new, top of the line, smartphone with no contract is reasonable. How exactly would you expect someone to secure a device like a cell phone? Weld a chain to it and attach it to your ankle?[/quote] No, simply keep the damn thing in their pocket so it's not a temptation. Out of sight, out of mind. BUT this is where people have no sense of awareness. They'd rather flash their toys, than take steps to make sure they keep them.


Ah, so now you're suggesting your band-aid solution. Add a holster and a gun to protect your phone? That's even more ridiculous.[/quote] No, that's just my preference. Do what you want.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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No, that's just my preference. Do what you want.
The irony of your hypocrisy. First, you bash a solution because you *think* it is a band-aid solution. Then you suggest another solution that is a true band-aid solution and call it your preference.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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The irony of your hypocrisy. First, you bash a solution because you *think* it is a band-aid solution. Then you suggest another solution that is a true band-aid solution and call it your preference.
*click* You're done.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:49 PM
 
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I have two comments on this proposed law.

1) The black market work around patch will be out before you can even buy the phones with the proposed "kill switch." lol
It is simple, turn phone off and do not turn back on, run black market patch and remove kill code, boot phone up and use however you wish.

2) We don't need a law for every little thing in this country. Some things should just be left to personal responsibility. If you are stupid enough to leave your phone that can easily be sold for $300 laying on a table where a thief can grab it and run, well you deserve to have your phone stolen once to learn a life lesson.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I have two comments on this proposed law.

1) The black market work around patch will be out before you can even buy the phones with the proposed "kill switch." lol
It is simple, turn phone off and do not turn back on, run black market patch and remove kill code, boot phone up and use however you wish.

2) We don't need a law for every little thing in this country. Some things should just be left to personal responsibility. If you are stupid enough to leave your phone that can easily be sold for $300 laying on a table where a thief can grab it and run, well you deserve to have your phone stolen once to learn a life lesson.
Thank you, exactly my point. A kill switch on a damn cell phone ... seriously? If everyone kept the freakin toy in their pocket then thieves wouldn't be snaggin them.
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