Verizon officially supports locked bootloaders
In a letter to the FCC, Big Red defends locking down its smartphones.
In a letter to the FCC, Verizon has finally expressed its ardent support of
arranged marriages locked bootloaders.
Essentially, Verizon argues it knows better than its users which kind of
bride or groom user experience its ungrateful children customers prefer--why spend each day with the love of your life some unstable mod when you can have your socially inept second cousin MotoBlur instead?
Droid Life obtained a copy of the letter to the FCC, which was prompted by a formal complaint from a user. Verizon's response dismisses the complaint with typical carrier-speak:
Depending on the device, an open boot loader could prevent Verizon Wireless from providing the same level of customer experience and support because it would allow users to change the phone or otherwise modify the software and, potentially, negatively impact how the phone connects with the network. The addition of unapproved software could also negatively impact the wireless experience for other customers.
Yeah, I hate malware as much as you, Verizon, but that sure hasn't stopped it from beingin the past.
Thing is, you can't protect us from everything all the time, and besides, isn't this really about
consolidating family power being able to charge me that monthly Wi-Fi hot-spot fee?