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Changes to DMCA will force Cingular to unlock iPhone, right?

Upon our request or am I mistaken? So if penalty stays the same, you could pay $175 for early termination and get an unlocked iPhone then go to another GSM carrier. The problem I see is that will other providers support all of the features?

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I think not...

In reply to: Changes to DMCA will force Cingular to unlock iPhone, right?

I think the change to the DMCA allows the consumer to unlock their phones.. I don't think it forces cingular to have it unlock it for you. But I could be wrong....

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(NT) That is how I saw it as well.

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What does that mean?

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By allowing consumers to unlock their phones...does that mean we request unlocking, will be provided with the means to unlock, or will the consumer have to hack?

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No obligation to unlock...

In reply to: What does that mean?

I definitely don't think it means that operators, phone manufacturers or anyone else is forced to provide an unlocking service.

It is after all an exception to the DMCA. Specifically the part of the DMCA that is about circumvention of copy protection schemes and such things.
So what the exception says is basically (as far as I understand it) that the DMCA no longer makes it illegal to remove any network locking in cell phones and to then use them in any network that you want.

But IANAL, and I'm also not even from the US.

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