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Senator Asks Carriers to Explain Kill Switch Decision

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Dec 31, 2013, 12:00 PM

Carrier Response


Permanantly disable it? Why not do the exact same thing, but be able to reactivate it if you want, maybe with a password or encryption key of some kind that you could enter on a website?

Lost revenue? If you use the kill switch you'll STILL have to make an insurance claim! Seems lost revenue would be $0.

The Senate is pretty useless and should be abolished. These people very obviously don't live with the common people, and have no idea what their wants and needs are.
Yeah, none of this makes sense.

How would they lose money?

How is phone software their responsibility? Anyone who wants this sort of thing can already get it.
lost revenue meaning the are trying to cut down on stolen devices. if there is a kill switch that would make people less likely to want to steal the devices. meaning less insurance replacements considering through insurance you are getting another dev...

Jan 1, 2014, 11:26 AM

International Note3 has Kill Switch!

What the Kill Switch does is..
making someone stole you phone useless!
when you put in a new (thief) sim card in the phone, it requires you to enter a password before you can use the phone. »

Dec 31, 2013, 3:45 PM

See, Look, we are doing work!

Personally, the idea of a kill switch is stupid, if you have no chance to reactivate the phone if you find it.

Apple already has an actvation lock built into the icloud, and there are tons of apps that offer remote lock. AND if the phone is reported lost or stolen (on CDMA anyway) it cant be reactived.

Sounds like they are just trying to pretend they are doing something so they look busy.
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