Hello Again M:R Nation,
Over the weekend, we had 41 action news of Kansas City come by and interview Ryan about the newly instated Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This act makes it illegal to unlock your phone on your own behalf. You now must contact your carrier to unlock your device for use on another carriers network.
This law is set for phones that are sold from January 26th 2013 and on. So if you have a smartphone purchased before this date, unlock away! How will they monitor this? We have no clue. What will the penalty be? We have no clue. But to stay on the safe side, I would recommend going directly to your carrier for this service for the time being.
There will be many business and services effected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and we certainly feel for them. Will this Act last for a long period of time? Only time will tell, but until then, stay safe and know what the laws are when dealing with iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC EVO or any other Smartphone software!