The DMCA exemption now lets you do what you wish with your phones. That does not mean other cell phone companies after to allow you to use the phone on a new system. Nor does it mean that you will be able to "simply unlock" the phone.
So I've been doing some research to try to discover if this is possable, as I really was excited by the announcment of he iPhone, only to be disappointed by it being Cingular only. I have had T-Mobile, and have had them since 1997, I just recently got the dash, but as I am a huge apple fanboy, well this thing made me drool.
Anyway, in Nov of 2006, the Library of Congress and copyright lawyer James H. Billington, bequeathed a wonderful gift upon millions of cellphone users by granting an exemption wherein consumers may legally break the software locks on their handsets in order to transfer service to another carrier, according to a article on Engadget's Mobile website on Nov 23,2006.
So my question "BOL'ers" is, does this mean that I can purchase an iPhone and simply unlock it for use with TMobile, and take into account that TMobile does have EDGE scheduled for release somtime this 2nd quater of 2007, I already recieve an EDGE signal on my Tmobile Dash.
PS Thanks TVM for the PS3 during Holiday Help Desk!