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Apple Sued by Consumers Over iPhone Locking Policies

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Replying to:  DCMA is also a basis for the lawsuit , not just the Sherman Act by mikkej2k   Oct 22, 2012, 1:24 PM

Re: DCMA is also a basis for the lawsuit , not just the Sherman Act

by T Bone    Oct 22, 2012, 1:51 PM

Except that when you buy carrier equipment which is locked to a network and sign a contract, you are voluntarily giving up that right.

Look...there are unlocked phones all over the place...people don't want them because unlocked phones are not necessarily configured to work with their carrier of choice. And even if they do work, some features might be incompatible.

The single best reason to get a locked, carrier phone is that you know everything on it is compatible with your carrier. When I worked for at&t, I occasionally dealt with people who used unlocked T-Mobile phones or a Blackberry Storm (which had both GSM and CDMA radios and could be unlocked and used on at&t) and they complained that certain features didn't work. and we had to tell them that we didn't support their phone, which is an entirely reasonable policy.

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