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unlocking mobile phones: legal or illegal?

Discussion in 'General mobile discussion' started by kyo28, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. kyo28

    kyo28 Member

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    I'm kinda wondering if someone could explain to me whether it's legal or illegal to unlock a mobile phone.

    Case in point: I buy a second-hand mobile phone from Japan, take it to Europe, unlock it there and use it with the SIM card of a European provider.

    I'm wondering if this is illegal and also if it's safe (e.g. the original owner can't reach my private info)
     
  2. graygit

    graygit Member

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    its not illegal to unlock a mobile phone in Europe

    ps..if the phone is from another country no one will konw the Difference...
     
  3. goboilers

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    I believe there is a class action suit v ATT for locking phones. As far as I know, its legal here.
     

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