BY DECREE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS
IT SHALL HENCEFORCE BE ORDERED THAT AMERICANS SHALL NOT UNLOCK THEIR OWN SMARTPHONES.
PENALTY: In some situations, first time offenders may be fined up to $500,000, imprisoned for five years, or both. For repeat offenders, the maximum penalty increases to a fine of $1,000,000, imprisonment for up to ten years, or both.*
Oh My Gosh !! REALLY, Really, really?
Per The Atlantic article , congress says we really do not "own" our smartphones. Well, maybe the outer case. So now, if you are unhappy you have to buy a NEW phone when you change carriers. Arggghhh! This is akin to my have a Nook for my Ereader and only being allowed to put in ebooks that are sold by Barnes and Noble. Forget Amazon. Forget buying from any other online ebook seller. Trapped ! But hey the secondary market for used phones will become huge..ie. selling on ebay etc. The fine is outrageous, the law is squeezing our rights to a sliver and the cell phone companies make out like bandits. Better do your research folks -before you buy into a contract with a carrier. This will degrade customer services because you are stuck until you can afford to buy another phone and/or buy out your contract. GRR-rrrrrr. This is so wrong on so many levels.