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  • Unlocking new cell phones - illegal after January 26, 2013

    The current law for cell phone unlocking is that it is illegal for any carrier subsidized phone sold after January 26, 2013, absent carrier permission. That's the way Ebay/PP will now look at it - very cut and dried.

    Unlocking Cell Phones is Illegal Now | Geekosystem

    You will be seeing some test cases soon where the manufacturers push for criminal prosecution of anyone doing this for financial gain.

    It's also worth noting that the ruling upheld protection for rooting and jailbreaking, and doesn't apply to phones purchased before January 26, 2013, or used ("legacy") devices. So it's certainly possible that those seeking unlocked handsets will simply go to the second-hand market for their future needs. But after today, if you're coming to your carrier expecting cheap devices without getting tied down by federal law, you'd best look elsewhere.
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    How to sell cell phone unlock phones without getting into trouble

    There is a technique to doing this - contact me for tech support if selling unlock codes is your business.
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      DCMA as relates to cell phone unlocking

      This is about the most complete article I have found on the subject. Some carriers, such as Verizon, will work with you to provide the unlock code so long as you have been in good standing with them for a period of time.

      Others, like AT&T, will not cough up the unlock code unless your contract term has expired.

      What the DMCA cell phone unlock ban means to you (FAQ) | Mobile - CNET News
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      • #4
        Unlocking cell phones is now legal again

        Unlocking new cell phones - legal again after August 1, 2014 - Free EBAY, PayPal, Business and Law Forums - Ebay Suspension, PayPal Limited
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