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T-Mobile Releases Statement Regarding DMCA Phone Unlocking Restrictions

With the clock ticking toward the January 26th DMCA deadline for unlocked phones, T-Mobile has released a statement indicating their position. This is an unfortunate kink in T-Mobile’s “bring your own phone” campaign and one that will hopefully be rectified soon. Unfortunately, T-Mobile must adhere to the letter of the law and advises customers to contact the device manufacturer or AT&T directly to request the unlock code for any device they … [read full article]

DMCA Law To Make Unlocking Phones Illegal After January 26th

T-Mobile’s “bring your own phone” campaign is about to take a bit of a dive as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act will make it illegal to jailbreak and unlock phones. According to the act, it is illegal to ¬†unlock both tablets and phones without permission from your wireless provider. Back in last October, the DMCA determined that a 90 day window would be available during which people could still buy a phone … [read full article]