US Congress passes bill to allow cell phone unlocking

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They forgot to sabotage legislation?! :eek: Well that’s news! :stuck_out_tongue:

Probably too many kids of politicians who jailbreaked their Iphone…so they could become targets too for law enforcement if that bill wouldn’t exist…:bigsmile:

Many miss the point… cell carriers charge plenty of money, so it makes sense to make it seem like the consumer is “winning” something" The carriers want more consumers to buy service at high prices… no matter where you go, you’re spending at least $7 a month(tracfone) on cell service, unless you have a subsidized or freebie plan paid by others.

There will still be some incompatabilies to deal with. You can’t take a Verizon phone and bring it to ATT (or vice versa)… the network frequencies & modulations are not generally compatible. This could all change when they standardize VOLTE (also allow data roaming) and then make the phones utilize all the bands & frequencies, 7xx, 8xx, 17xx 18xx 19xx 2x xx mhz/ghz

As for copyright reform, I greately approve of the Richard Stallman plan. It’s too bad he’s not a member of USA congress (or better yet, the president). Reducing the lenght of copyright to 1 decade (maximum), while allowing more freedom to the users/viewers/listeners of copyrighted works would likely please everyone who isn’t a millionaire.