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Sprint to start unlocking phones!!!!!

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by SmArTeStChIlD421, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
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    yeah they pointed that out but you can reflash stuff and they havent officially blocked all outside ESNs from being ativated on Verizon and Alltel yet have they????
     
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    What's gonna happen too is that Sprint will start activating phones not purchased by SEBU (Sprint Equipment Business Unit)...

    See, it used to be that Sprint had a master list of ESNs purchased by SEBU and would only activate phones on those lists. Effectively, it was an equipment monopoly -- they purchased the phones and would resell them.

    I'm amazed that the antitrust legislation wasn't used earlier to shut down these audacious and anticompetitive business practices.
     
  5. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    thats interesting........ive never looked at it that way.......but i guess it really is against antitrust laws
     
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    and i have to say that i read this in the article and i seriously :rotfl:
     
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    Emphasis added.
     
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    Here is my concern lets say that sprint allowed you to bring a verizon phone to their network. Well almost all vzw phones run BREW and most all sprint phones run java. For those that like to get applications this could be a very large problem.
     
  10. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    yeah but....of course the agreement says that Sprint will have to assist in all ways possible to activate the phone........of course it doesnt mean that they cant do things that will void the warranty.........the phones could just be flahsed with the OEM software
     
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    Blah I would rather just get a sprint branded phone so nothing like that has to happen.
     
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    true but at least now you have the option........the only issue is that the PictureMail and probably the Web wont work on these non-Sprint phones
     
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