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post #11 of 30 Old 01-04-2012, 06:31 PM
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I wonder how this affects the prices of said phones in chile, since most carriers in the US charge out the butt for unlocked phones, but thats cause they potentially lose their locked in service for said phone. But if every carrier is doing that. makes you wonder.
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If this did happen(hopefully not), then I don't expect carriers to official support every unlocked device.

It would be horrible to see bureaucratic agencies try and force carriers to support handsets that may no be compatible with certain wireless standards. We would be one step closer to a unified national network.

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some companies in the uk do this as standard practice. Wanna buy that new iphone from best buy? sure they'll ask if you wanna unlock it for any network
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Good job Chileans!

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other countries that are not as "advanced" so to speak are passing laws and enforcing regulations that put our lawmaking system to shame doh.gif

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That's because right now it is pretty shameful

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If this did happen(hopefully not), then I don't expect carriers to official support every unlocked device.
It would be horrible to see bureaucratic agencies try and force carriers to support handsets that may no be compatible with certain wireless standards. We would be one step closer to a unified national network.

It wouldn't be financially feasible to ask the carriers to change their wireless standards.

I'm sure the carriers will still sell phones (they have no reason to get rid of contracts), they just won't be locked to their network. I don't see any reason that this will cause an issue.

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Good news, hope it spreads. Voy a Chile y trabajo a mi Espanol! But not really.. i'm stuck here. tongue.gif

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This is very good indeed. Once you finish your contract you are free to take the phone you paid for to another carrier of your choice. This would reduce cell phone waste also.
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They do that in the Philippines, not because the government wants to but there's no providers in the Philippines that have special contracts with Manufacturers of phones so everything is sold unlocked.
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