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WKash
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9/23/2013 | 10:04:45 PM
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I'd certainly lend support for that in these pages.
Thomas Claburn
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9/19/2013 | 9:41:06 PM
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The carriers really ought to try serving their customers as a way to win loyalty.
Michael Endler
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9/19/2013 | 7:36:21 PM
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Which is hilarious, since I bet 99.9% of the users who want to switch carriers would happily allow such carrier-specific apps to be wiped from their devices.
Lorna Garey
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9/19/2013 | 6:34:28 PM
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One thing to remember is that shelters for battered women always need cell phones, which can cal 911 regardless of plan. So if you have old phones, that's a great reuse.
WKash
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9/19/2013 | 5:47:33 PM
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There ought to be a way for the carriers to retain the copyrighted code and still let consumers have full use of the phones they paid for. It's crazy how many phones a family goes through and ultimately end up in the discard pile all to keep the carriers happy.
D. Henschen
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9/19/2013 | 1:13:21 AM
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I retired a smartphone and wanted a reasonably priced service so my 12-year-old son could make use of the phone. The plans offered by the original carrier weren't a fit with his all-text-and-Web/minimal-phone usage pattern. But I'd have to find some under-the-radar shop to unlock the phone (presumably at some expense). I own the phone. Why not give me the freedom to take it to the network of my choice?
Thomas Claburn
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9/19/2013 | 1:06:12 AM
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It's rather baffling isn't it? The only legitimate thing that comes to mind would be something like an AT&T app that AT&T would not want running on phone moved to Verizon.
Lorna Garey
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9/18/2013 | 5:55:55 PM
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This seems like such a no-brainer. Content is a lame excuse for holding a piece of hardware that a consumer owns hostage. Wonder how much the RIAA donated to get that ruling.


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