This White House Petition Aims to Make Unlocking Devices Legal Again

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  1. News Bot

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    +1 signature from me.
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    And me.
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    I'm not creating an account just to sign a petition. Oh well. :p
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    Signed, I unlocked my 4S.
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    eBay IMEI unlocking will be illegal? What about software unlocks and already unlocked phones? And even AT&T factory unlocks iPhones themselves.
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    Okay.

    Illegal:
    • IMEI unlocking
    • Third Party Unlocking.

    Not Illegal
    • Companies (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Tmobile, Etc.) Unlocking your iPhone/ SGSIII etc.
    • Phones unlocked before the date (no matter by what means it was unlocked).
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    That could probably backfire on telephone companies in the end. Me, for example, instead of now purchasing a new phone from Verizon or AT&T; I'm now going to buy it factory unlocked from Amazon.
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    wow how unfair, I just bought an iphone 4 and am waiting for the unlock code to be sent to itunes now, for a second i thought that it was already saturday but it is only friday, without knowing anything about this matter i guess i just got in under the wire, whew. this is totally unfair. is it legal to sell an unlocked iphone cause i have a 3gs to sell.
    so does this mean that a phone is owned by the company who issued it and not the consumer?
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    How does this benefit anybody at all except companies making billions?!

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