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Who fights for consumer rights in the US? Seem like all sellers of a good or service want to go the route of ' It's my good/service.........you're just renting it' .
How are carriers benefiting from this?

ATT is benefiting because it forces you to use ATT branded smartphones on their network, and prevents you from taking ATT phones to T-mobile. If you're using a smartphone on ATT, you're forced to get a data plan. I currently use a T-mobile smartphone on ATT without paying for the data plan, because I have wifi everywhere I go.
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I don't care if they implement this law. I'll be unlocking my phone anyways through any variety of cracks, which im sure will still exist regardless of the dumb law. I guarantee new ways of masking the unlock will be created,.
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So what happens when half of the U.S. is in jail because of unlocking smart phones? thinking.gif

The rich get richer. Private prisons are ridiculously profitable.
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I don't care if they implement this law. I'll be unlocking my phone anyways through any variety of cracks, which im sure will still exist regardless of the dumb law. I guarantee new ways of masking the unlock will be created,.

Agreed. I paid for it and therefore I can do anything I wish with it. thumb.gif
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My faith in humanity keeps dwindling to depths I thought were unimaginable.

I know im a little late but...

Your faith in humanity is dwindling because of cell phone service?
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The rich get richer. Private prisons are ridiculously profitable.

how are private prisons profitable? that is a scary thought....the people in jail get free tv, free food and all kinds of crap and just sit around all day doing nothing. I fail to see how its profitable?

I know if I was in jail, I'd be an absolute bum and do nothing. I wouldn't be working in that craphole for no benefit, you put me in here, now take care of my ass or let me die cause if I was in that situation I wouldn't give two craps about dying.
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how are private prisons profitable? that is a scary thought....the people in jail get free tv, free food and all kinds of crap and just sit around all day doing nothing. I fail to see how its profitable?
I know if I was in jail, I'd be an absolute bum and do nothing. I wouldn't be working in that craphole for no benefit, you put me in here, now take care of my ass or let me die cause if I was in that situation I wouldn't give two craps about dying.

Lol, i doubt that you will still have that opinion when you get imprisoned, i guess you don't have any idea how is it like to be in prison eh?

Dying is the least of your concerns there.
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how are private prisons profitable? that is a scary thought....the people in jail get free tv, free food and all kinds of crap and just sit around all day doing nothing. I fail to see how its profitable?
I know if I was in jail, I'd be an absolute bum and do nothing. I wouldn't be working in that craphole for no benefit, you put me in here, now take care of my ass or let me die cause if I was in that situation I wouldn't give two craps about dying.

Look it up. These private prisons make hundreds of millions from the government paying them to house prisoners.
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Look it up. These private prisons make hundreds of millions from the government paying them to house prisoners.

Corrections Corporation of America. They lobby to keep harsh penalties for victimless crimes in place (like prison sentences for marijuana possession) to protect their profits.
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Corrections Corporation of America. They lobby to keep harsh penalties for victimless crimes in place (like prison sentences for marijuana possession) to protect their profits.

Yeah, I read into it a while back. So many aspects of the US government are deeply disturbing :/
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