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Originally Posted by itskerby View Post

Until there's a legal precedent established and a method of detecting these "violations," there's no real reason to worry.

And the chances of the US Government establishing an auditing system for smartphones and actually monitoring for violations is slim to none.
Outrage is the proper reaction to the stripping of your civil rights, not this.

Just, if you were wondering.
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What if I unlock my phone and i don't live in the US? biggrin.gif Am I a terrorist or something?
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How many years in jail does rape get you in the US? (worst crime imo, much worst then kill someone)
post #54 of 281
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What are you in here for? Rape 10yr
What are you in here for? Child P0rn 15yr
What are you in here for? Murder 10yr out in 5
What are you in here for? Armed Robbery 2 yr
What are you in here for? Unlocking my cell phone so it better suits my personality and liking. 20yr no parol

"You wanna know how to survive here? You gotta unlock a phone right in the face on your first day. Show peeps that you your own man, and that you nobody's b!tch."
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post #55 of 281
Criminal punishment discussion aside...

The article is not entirely clear about what is illegal and what is not.
It seems like what is illegal is unlocking a phone for the sole purpose of reselling it at a higher price than it was bought for. Which I can at least understand the argument behind that, even though I may not agree with it.
The article is much less clear if it is illegal to unlock for your own personal use. AFAIK some carriers will unlock your phone for you if you buy out the phone and pay a fee. In which case the carrier still makes a profit off you, or at worst they break even. They have no right to complain in that case. If you choose to switch to a new carrier, it's their fault for not offering a good plan for a good value.


I found this quote to be particularly flawed:
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unlocking cell phones should end since permitting consumers to continue this practice would cause significant harm the wireless phone industry
Unlocking phones does not, and can not hurt the industry. If your phone is locked you will pay to one company in the industry. If your phone is unlocked, you could be paying to a different company in the industry. Either way, you are paying money into the industry. The industry is not only unharmed, it is completely unaffected.
It may or may not harm individual companies. But not the industry as a whole. If some companies find that they are suffering more than others as a result of lost business, then maybe they should learn a lesson from that, and offer services that people want at a reasonable cost. And if that is the case, then those companies would probably be losing business, whether phone unlocking existed or not.

The Free Market only works because consumers have the right to choose from which companies they prefer to buy.
Edited by wedge - 1/30/13 at 5:21pm
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post #56 of 281
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How many years in jail does rape get you in the US? (worst crime imo, much worst then kill someone)

I think several thousand rape survivors, usually with loving families, would disagree with you on that one.

Actually the worst crime is stealing, because it encompasses all other crimes!

Either way, if you were going to compare the answer with this topic then don't bother.

A criminal (as opposed to civil) punishment for jailbreaking a phone is ridiculous. It does not need further evidence besides common sense.
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i don't even have anything witty to say to this...it's just...i don't even....wth

murica....
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I think several thousand rape survivors, usually with loving families, would disagree with you on that one.

Actually the worst crime is stealing, because it encompasses all other crimes!

Either way, if you were going to compare the answer with this topic then don't bother.

A criminal (as opposed to civil) punishment for jailbreaking a phone is ridiculous. It does not need further evidence besides common sense.

May I ask where you got that quote from?. A long time ago one of my English teachers mentioned it after reading it from some book but I forgot the book name and have been dying to find it again.
    
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Wow, I don't want to live on this planet anymore. Mars anyone?

This.
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i got it!!!!

Google is to blame, they are the only one selling unlocked phones these days...therefore Google has forced the guvments hand in forcing android on everyone!!!!

BEWARE GOOGLE IS THE NWO!!!!!


or your lawmakers are soooooo retarded they couldn't find their ass with both hands and a map.
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