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Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Perfectly Legal In The US

In an ideal world cell phones would come unlocked and SIM cards would be easily inter-changeable between phones and networks. In the meantime, don't let cell phone companies fool you. Little did we know that the Library of Congress issued a 'new rule in 2006 making it legal to unlock cell phones for the purpose of lawfully connecting to a wireless telephone communication network.' Before this rule, unlocking your SIM card was considered modifying your phone's internal software- making the phone illegal to use or sell according to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Now when you break your SIM lock it will not be considered a DMCA violation. Do you think this will solve the whole Cingular/iPhone issue?

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