Americans want legal cellphone unlock back

The practice of unlocking a smartphone without a carrier’s permission was recently criminalized in the US, forcing Americans to stand up for the right to use their property as they wish without the fear of prosecution. ­Over the weekend the window of opp Full Story »

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Jack Powers
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by Jack Powers - Jan. 30, 2013

Over the weekend the window of opportunity closed for US consumers to buy and legally unlock a phone. From now on unilaterally freeing a mobile phone from the restrictions ... More »

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Mark McMullen
3.7
by Mark McMullen - Jan. 30, 2013

I thought this was ok. Although it made me think of questions that I thought needed to go into more detail. Like what programs do people use to switch over? How do they do it? Things like that made confuse. I don't even know why they want to do it? Does it cost too much to do this? Is their bills too high with the program they already have? I just thought this could be answered in this clip.

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Ariel Achatz
3.2
by Ariel Achatz - Jan. 31, 2013

I think this is a very relevant topic for a news story. It is something that recently happened and many people would be concerned with. I would of liked to see a longer article on this topic. Some interviews would have been good and maybe some background on what it really means to unlock a phone.

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charles Ibe
by charles Ibe - Jan. 30, 2013

Yes it is a good journalism because it talks about how americans demand re-legalization of cell phone unlocking and at the same time it talks about the practice of unlocking a smartphone. This explains that American customers who buy this phone legally unlock this phone which does not make sense, and the same time they are restrictions that prevent bad news from happening. The exemption by which Americans want legal cellphones are always purcharsed after the deadline on which the phone is published.

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Joel Dotson
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by Joel Dotson - Jan. 31, 2013

The topic discussed - having smartphones through other cellphone networks - is a tricky one. People like technology, but they might not like the service (Sprint, Verizon, etc) that comes with the phone, or wish that phone had a different provider. In a way, it's the equivalent to "jailbreaking" iPods and other Apple products.

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