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Verizon Says Locked Bootloaders Better for the Network

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Im not a network engenire


Mar 1, 2012, 11:32 AM
Im not a network engenire so Im not sure what the possible negative impact of a rooted phone on Verizons network could be.

I suppose that if someone wanted to they might to try to upload harmfull info onto the network if they wanted to but who knows.

I would think that the carrier however does have the right to limit what kind/type of devices that are on there network...the same way a business owner has the right to refuse service to someone without shoes and a shirt lol.

I think that if your doing personal mods to your device that should be allowed but unless theres a way to ensure that it just stays personal ie: taking off preloaded software or adding a custom OS to your phone then they probably should keep it locked right now.
T Bone

Mar 1, 2012, 12:04 PM
Verizon, and networks in general, do have the right to determine what kind of devices can connect to their network, however I think that unless Verizon can PROVE that actual harm to the network can result from a particular mod to a phone then they should let the customer use it, ultimately it is not in the long term business interests of the company to not allow customers to use whatever phone they want to use.

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