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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:18 PM
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"Straight Talk" is now just a fantasy. Illegal to unlock cell phones.

Starting today it's illegal to unlock your cell phone:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/now...ry?id=18319518

So after 24 years of operating/owning cell phones I came to the conclusion that the most economical path is to buy the phone you like outright with cash, and then put a pre-paid sim/plan on that phone. Of course, in order to do that, you've got to have an unlocked phone. The very day I decide to do that (having already got a great deal on a mint condition android phone last night), It becomes illegal.
My life's story brings new meaning to the expression: "If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all."

Edit: If I had unlocked the phone yesterday, I would have been grandfathered in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(having bought the phone from a friend yesterday, and not knowing yesterday was the last day to legally unlock it)
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Just unlock it anyway or hack it. It's not hard with android phones.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Just unlock it anyway or hack it. It's not hard with android phones.
$2500 fine if caught.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:29 PM
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Only if the phone is bought subsidized. If you buy a phone for its full value you own it.
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