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T-Mobile Phone Unlocking Lawsuit May Proceed 116

Billosaur writes "Wired is reporting that the California Supreme Court has refused to review two lower court decisions involving a class-action lawsuit against T-Mobile over their policies regarding early termination and phone unlocking. The Court rejected the reviews without comment, opening the door to the lawsuit, which aims to block T-Mobile from collecting a $200 early termination fee from users. Also on the table: an order for T-Mobile to disclose the types of phone-locking technology that may be in use on customer's phones. The ramifications if the lawsuit is successful would be to allow phone users in California to unlock their phones, and might lead to further lawsuits nationwide."
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T-Mobile Phone Unlocking Lawsuit May Proceed

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  • by berashith (222128) on Friday October 12, 2007 @02:10PM (#20957569)
    and I hope they lose.

    My phone has all kinds of interesting features, that are locked out. The phone could do these things, but tmobile places false restrictions on the features. Why does the network access break when a java app is activated? ... because then they couldn't nail me for the full internet plan while I check email.

    By the time I learned about the feature locks (and the + $50 it would cost to turn them on) I was already in the contract. I tried flashing the phone, but magically got bounced from the net until it got flashed back. The phone connected for a time, so I had not removed something to allow connections.
  • by gEvil (beta) (945888) on Friday October 12, 2007 @02:34PM (#20957947)
    you need to call the international support line and request help acting dumb.

    Me: Hello. Int'l support? Hi, could you help me to act dumb?
    Int'l Support: I'm sorry sir, but you're already an AT&T customer. You've already shown that you can act dumb all by yourself.

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