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Verizon Says Locked Bootloaders Better for the Network

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Top message:  It's like my laptop and the cable company... by tjobrien21   Mar 1, 2012, 1:06 PM

Replying to:  Re: It's like my laptop and the cable company... by T Bone   Mar 1, 2012, 2:10 PM

Re: It's like my laptop and the cable company...

by mycool    Mar 1, 2012, 2:54 PM

T Bone said:
The difference is that you don't get your laptop from your ISP, and your laptop doesn't have ISP branding or run software created by the ISP.

So, if I purchase a Sony laptop (obviously branded), and it comes preloaded with Sony software (which they often do), then I should come to expect that I can't format my hard drive and load in alternative operating systems?

T Bone said:
The thing is, when you buy carrier equipment, you don't really own it, you are basically just borrowing it from the carrier. That's something that people don't want to hear, but it's true.

You are very wrong on this one. The equipment is not being rented out. It does not belong to the carrier. It is the property of the person purchasing it.

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