They passed the law a few days ago. Anybody read about it?
This week, a new federal mandate kicked in that makes it illegal for you to unlock a phone that you bought locked from a carrier. The rule states that unauthorized unlocking of a phone you bought -- even if you paid full price for it, minus a carrier subsidy -- is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
I know this is probably the wrong section, but as of Saturday, Unlocking your cell phone is illegal. This is a scheme for the major wireless providers to keep you locked into there high rate plans. I unlock phones for people for a little extra cash. This is going to impact the cell market tremendously. Please help!
Please make this post global or an announcement to help!
It was back in January when it became illegal to unlock your mobile phone or tablet, which ticked a lot of people off. In most situations, the carrier would unlock it for you, but they didn’t have to. Well fast forward nearly 11 months, and things have changed. The FCC and CTIA have reached an agreement allowing you to unlock your mobile phone or tablet.
The latest on the list of app updates from Motorola is Touchless Control, one of the coolest features on the Moto X. The new update will allow you to verbally unlock your phone through your PIN and do a few more things without unlocking the phone at all.
All the salacious headlines are (mostly) true — as of today, you can’t unlock a carrier-subsidized smartphone on your own before the contract associated with it runs out without technically running afoul of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
I'm ready to root my nexus 4 and I know that first I must unlock the boot loader. Now I know that unlocking the boot loader wipes the phone completely but will it wipe my son card too which has my phone number and stuff like that? Should I leave it during the process of unlocking and rooting or take it out and put it back in when I'm done?