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Originally Posted by ramicio That is such a touchy subject. I personally believe if you possess something, you should be able to do whatever the hell you want to it....
07-12-2010, 12:54 PM #121
There has to be moral obligations and responsibility with whatever we possess. That's why our society behaves the way it is now. Lack of knowledge, lack of education, lack of motivation and lack of COMMON SENSE......simply because we get what we want, whenever we want. If we don't get what we want, we file a law suit!!!
07-12-2010, 01:08 PM #122
Yes you can. Not at people are around people, but the government doesn't tell you you can't fire your gun at all...Your logic is flawed. Guns kill people. Jailbreaking iphones is a matter of capital. It doesn't hurt anyone physically. If you buy a computer you are allowed to modify it however you want!
The fact is that apple has NO RIGHT to not unlock phones after they are out of contract! It is a monopoly because if I want to sell my phone when it's out of contract to someone on another provider, it is locked. They are ensuring that anyone who wants an iphone affordably will just go to AT&T. They should especially unlock phones they decided to not manufacture or support anymore.
07-12-2010, 01:31 PM #123
I ended up buying the Micro Cell because everyone with AT&T at my house had terrible coverage anyway.... for $150.00.... i've spent worse on dumber things... so I said why the hell not. It's a one time fee from AT&T store for $150.00+tax and activated at no charge and helps. I had T-Mobile for the last year and switched back because my 3GS was god awful slow on the Edge network when it came down to internet and data usage and was worth the extra $40.00 a month to get back to 3G......
07-12-2010, 01:48 PM #124
07-12-2010, 04:16 PM #125
What people dont understand by law att or apple is not required to unlock there phone!!!!!
07-12-2010, 04:19 PM #126
So if you have a carrier that DOES unlock the iphone, and you want it unlocked, but someone at the carrier is in a bad mood or companies change their mind, that isn't illegal? I don't get why apple is immune to "not having to unlock the phone?"
07-12-2010, 06:11 PM #127
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07-12-2010, 07:01 PM #128
Sometimes our politicians get it right, and sometimes not. Fortunately, we have a court system to decide.
Never forget ---- Change starts with a single voice.
We the people decide! This my friends, is the purest example of true democracy.
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07-12-2010, 09:21 PM #129
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YOU are an IDIOT. i am not even going to begin to argue because its not even worth it. that was the dumbest thing i have ever read
07-13-2010, 12:32 AM #130
So long as all we are asking is that at the end of our contract - either through the payoff or finishing our commitment we get the freaking phone legally unlocked to use on another carrier. That seems to be simple enough. Of course, w/o cash on the line you can't get anything done anyway. So give me my 20 cent rebate on new products I don't want. Just make sure there is a legal unlock. My mom can't keep jail breaking straight!
07-13-2010, 12:42 AM #131
That's all I am saying. I know this thread was originally about unlocking phones after the contract is up, which makes sense and I'm all for. But if you've actually been reading the comments, many of them are demanding that the iPhone exclusivity be up and the phone switch to Verizon... the usual fuss.
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07-13-2010, 10:23 AM #132
^ are u sure that's all your saying....lol.
07-13-2010, 10:38 AM #133
What is completely unfair (and hopefully illegal -- and if not illegal could easily become so) is to continue to restrict, continue to lock LONG AFTER the contract or exclusivity has expired. In Apple/AT&T's case --- that time is FOREVER! That is just wrong! Plain and simple. To make it worse --- forever applies only to Americans. Apple is an American company giving the shaft to Americans.
07-13-2010, 11:30 AM #134
If you want to unlock, don't depend on the company. You said the idevice is yours and you own it. So in that case, do the JB and unlocking yourself.
Here's another analogy: Let's say you own a car (Civic) and you want to change the stereo. Do YOU demand Honda to change it?
07-13-2010, 02:02 PM #135
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07-13-2010, 07:52 PM #136
What really pi$$e$ me off, I had my first Iphone gen 1 sitting in my desk as I had upgraded to a 3G when my contract had expired so here's another new 2 year contract. My girlfriend sees it and asks if I could add it to my plan and then she could use it, I said sure. After committing to GF the ATT store say's I'll need to sign a NEW 2 year contract for the old phone that I had already had fulfilled a 2 year contract on? WTF. I thought the contract was done to defer the cost of the subsidized price of the phone. They really should get ATT to stop this practice, class action or not that seems unfair and maybe illegal.
07-16-2010, 07:39 PM #137
I lived in L.A. and didnt mind AT&T... lol.
Glad to be moved back to Canada. Even with the higher plan prices
07-25-2010, 12:32 PM #138
I second that,all the haters bash AT&T but they want there product,I like it exclusive cuz if other comp. get it everyone is gonna get it,I hate having what everyone else has,let them stick with that crappy Droid sh*t!