Originally Posted by adrynalyne
Do you have the exact verbiage that clarifies that?
Reading the Library of Congress Final Rule is like stubbing your toe. Here's the official document: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-insp...2012-26308.pdf
What I have seen regarding full price phones is this from one columnist at Cnet: "The new no-no is buying a locked phone with a hefty carrier discount and then unlocking it on your own and without the carrier's permission." http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...egal-saturday/
However you may be right about it being illegal to unlock even after the contract runs out. Per another columnist at Cnet: "the Library of Congress that prohibits unlocking phones without the carrier's permission -- even when a customer's contract with the carrier has expired." http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57...00000-trigger/
But I'd really like to see other analyses of the Library of Congress Final Rule.
One thing I understand from senior phone hackers and developers is that the Verizon GN2 (full price or contract) is already unlocked and from what I can glean from the columnists, in that case buying full price does allow you to use the phone on other carriers.
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By the way here's the link to the White House petition seeking to overturn the Library of Congress ruling: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...legal/1g9KhZG7
It's the least you can do if you really want to see the rule overturned.