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How Companies Ride the Ban on Unlocking Phones and Profit

by On July 5, 2013
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It was a disgruntling moment back in October of 2012 when unlocking your smartphone, meaning freeing yourself from having to use it with the mobile carrier that sold it to you, finally became illegal after a new ruling was set out banning this practice in all of the USA. Before that ruling, this was an exception under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which had made it legal to jailbreak and unlock phones in order to use it with other networks. However, the sudden law change wasn't the end of the line for some and despite this bump in the road, some have still managed to make a buck on unlocked phones that have been approved by the original manufacturer.

Whether a Blacberry, Android or iPhone, it doesn't matter, it's illegal to unlock them at home./

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