Now illegal to unlock your mobile in the US
Can't see any threads on this yet...
I see it's now illegal to unlock your mobile phone in the US, unless you have written permission from the network provide who locked it in the first place. What do people make of this? When your contracts up, would the cost of the handset not be covered in the 2/3 years of monthly contract payments? What if you want to keep the handset and don't want another contract with the current operator? Maybe a PAYG SIM for it instead?
Unlocking Your Mobile Phone Is No Longer Legal | Threat Level | Wired.com
With some similarities between US and UK/EU law, is it likely this will be looked at over here? My contracts up in 3 months and I don't want another. Instead, I've found a cheap SIMS only PAYG option with another network that I'll be going with while keeping my current handset. I'll therefore be getting it unlocked at some point.
Re: Now illegal to unlock your mobile in the US
One more example that the US is run for the benefit of all large companies equally.