Unlocking Cell Phones Now Illegal

As of January 26, it is now illegal to unlock (jailbreak) your cell phone.

This is a win for the cell phone providers and a loss for consumers, because even though you purchased and own your cell phone, you can’t take it to another cell phone carrier.

I know that many of us won’t be affected, because if we’re unhappy with our cell phone carrier, we just switch when our contract is up. However, it would be nice not to have to buy a new phone every time you switch carriers.

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