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New Smartphone Regulations, Unlocked Phones and You

By February 3, 2013

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You may have read something about a new Library of Congress ruling that makes unlocking your smartphone illegal, and that violators may be punished with enormous fines.

This is true as far as it goes, but it's not the entire story. Sam Costello, About.com's Guide to iPhone / iPod, has all the information you need to know about the new ruling. If you are thinking of unlocking your smartphone, Sam's article is a must-read.

Learn More: Should I Rent or Buy a GSM Cell Phone for my International Trip?

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