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    Could someone please explain what happened in dumb terms? I tried to read it through a couple of times, but I don't understand. You got locked out of your phone and figured out how to unlock it but didn't?
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    Basically, yes. He also found out how to turn his phone into a radar detector.

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    Actually its not my phone but certain Nokia models actually have this programmed into their software. Call it an easter egg or call it ridiculous but the designers have put the functionality in there for one reason or another.

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    Cool. Yeah I looked into that phreaking or whatever they call it these days. Way too confusing for me.
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    Quote Originally Posted by itld
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    Having moral issues -KEN-???

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    No, I just find anybody who thinks that there is a serious moral issue inherent in tinkering with your OWN CELLPHONE laughable. Rolleyesable, anyhow.

    Off topic, but what's immoral, or at least unethical, is the fact that your provider attempts to lock THE CELLPHONE THAT YOU BOUGHT to their service only.

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    It doesn't seem that unethical to me to lock a phone to a certain provider when 9 times out of 10 a phone is bought in conjunction with a service plan.

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    It doesn't seem that unethical to me to lock a phone to a certain provider when 9 times out of 10 a phone is bought in conjunction with a service plan.
    I am not sure about you, but if I buy one of the new-fangles 200+ USD phones, I think I better damn well be able to take it to any other service provider I want to.
    there used to be something here, but not anymore

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    I think what draco was trying to say is that when you buy a phone you ussally get some sorta deal off the price of the phone if you go with this service provider
    Woop?

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    You're correct prog, that is what I was saying. Since I must be hard to understand, I'm glad you got what I meant

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    Which presents an interesting question: Let us, for the sake of argument, say that the phone company is doing something unethical by locking your phone to them, but that you went ahead and signed the contract anyway. Is it, then, unethical to unlock your phone?

    It might be questionable to be unlocking your phone if your contract specifically calls on you not to, but I'd say that the tactic of locking you to them is of about the same ethical questionability.

    Cell phone companies bug the hell out of me.

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    Or is it unethical, when signing the contract, to sign your name as:

    "Screw This"

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