It's Now Illegal to Unlock Your Cellphone - ABC News

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You likely have a cellphone that you bought from a carrier, like AT&T, Verizon or Sprint, and that phone only works on that carrier's cellular and data network -- unless you "unlock" it.

That is a software process that allows the phone to work on other carriers if you put in a new SIM card or want to take the phone to another carrier for service.
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Jan 27, 2013
This really needs to get challenged and go to court. It's an expensive physical product and I should be able to root it if I want to. We can't get to where everything we buy is a "license."
Jan 27, 2013
I'm sure many are not happy about this new "law". UGH!! So many other issues could have been tackled---
Jan 27, 2013
Unbelievable! There goes a big chunk of business for eBay and Craigslist sellers! Thanks for sharing this interesting article.

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