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View Diary: House Passes Cell Phone Unlocking Bill with Anti-Consumer Poison Pill (13 comments)

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  •  I have some questions. (1+ / 0-)
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    Creosote

    1. Can you put forth a simplified version of what the poison pill does or could do? I had trouble following both the reproduced and your analysis.

    2. This is for people who buy phones and then cannot use them on other networks if they own it outright, correct? Obviously it wouldn't affect 2-year agreements that discount or make 'free' a new phone, etc.

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    by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 09:35:12 AM PST

    •  Sounds like a individual can keep their phone (1+ / 0-)
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      GoGoGoEverton

      and change which carrier they use.

      However, if they sold or gave their phone to a third party, that party would not be able to unlock and sell the phone in the US.  

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      by nextstep on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 11:19:49 AM PST

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