It should be illegal. Youre getting a deal on a phone with a contract based on using the phone with that provider and then the price of the phone is subsidized into the contract. Which is what this law entails, unlocking a phone that is under contract. There is nothing that says you cant have the phone unlocked after your contract is up and the provider is required to unlock it after the contract is up. Its really not a big deal.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.9k) posted Jan 27, 2013
You are free to do with it what you want after its paid for which is when your contract expires which the phone can then be unlocked. People are letting emotions get in the way of common sense. This is no different than leasing a car you have a contract to use the vehicle for a certain amount of time in which you are saving money on payments compared to buying the car out right.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.9k) posted Jan 29, 2013
Congress is taking up a bill to make unlocking phones legal. But, I do see the carriers point of view if they give someone a $600 phone for $100 or $200 and that persons leaves for another carrier and they really don't have a way to collect the early termination fee. But, once the two years are up or someone pays full price for the phone then I see no reason why they should not be able to unlock their phone.
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