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Home » News » Mobile

Itís Now Illegal to Unlock Cell Phones in U.S.
Author: CŠssio LimaDate: January 28, 2013 - 9:54 AM PST
Category: Mobile
More Info: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2012-26...

When you buy a cell phone from a carrier, like AT&T, Verizon or Sprint, the equipment only works on that carrier’s cellular network, unless you “unlock” it. Unlocking a cell phone allows it to function on more than one carrier.

But the U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress are no longer allowing phone unlocking in America unless you have the carrier’s permission to do so.

Anyone who violates the law may be punished with a civil suit or, if the violation was done for commercial gain, it may be prosecuted as a criminal act, with fines that could be as high as USD 500,000 and time in prison.

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