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Good point, though it only applies to Sprint/Verizon (and a couple of CDMA MVNOs) interoperability which is probably unaffected by this policy and probably not that interesting to most unlockers. Unlocking doesn't force a carrier to accept a phone on their network, though the GSM carriers generally can't/don't care about this (I've put former AT&T and Verizon phones on TMob without issue). I believe Sprint and Verizon will still not activate each others' phones because...
The upside for owners is that Verizon iPhones routinely make more on ebay than any other carrier's phone since most savvy buyers know this. Phone has to be 4G to fall within the terms so it doesn't apply to the iPhone 4S or earlier. There are a few other minor/regional carriers who also have the policy to unlock their phones from the start, though many smaller carriers lock their phones and are not bound by this unlocking policy. The things you learn on Ebay... US Cellular...
Verizon only do this because it was part of the terms of them getting the 700Mhz spectrum from the FCC. They would never have done this voluntarily.
This is of primary interest for Sprint and US Cellular since all Verizon 4G devices are inherently unlocked due to its agreement with the FCC over 700Mhz spectrum. AT&T has let you unlock 5 out of contract devices per year for a several years. They will unlock phones you bought on ebay etc within that 5 limit as long as you have an account with them. They also have the policy of unlocking 10 phones if you had an account within the last 18 months I believe even if you ended...
I don't think its actually saturated but definitely getting more that way. The market is not the number of quarterly sales, its really the number of units in use and users. Tablets have a very different upgrade cycle and different jobs to be done (even if some use cases overlap with phone and laptop). With phones, there is a pretty aggressive 2 year upgrade cycle. Almost all 3S and below are sitting in drawer, most 4 have succumbed to their age and hard living and the 4S'...
The apps themselves are relatively simple and do not cost much to develop. Decent requirements and some smart Ukrainians can create some whizzbang stuff for a few hundred thousand dollars. Where IBM will make billions is the implied and required data, services and infrastructure requirements that enable whizzbang apps to work. Data Architecture, new data warehouses/ODS, big data analytics, service-oriented architecture, ESBs and cloud servers, BPM managing workflows, etc....
Agreed with the first 2 posters. Vastly worse. Those deals are always/usually available and not even the best prices for those things. The app is terrible and far less efficient in managing large lists etc. Were you paid to write this?
Which Cape Cod BB is closed? Hyannis still seems to be open? Not sure there have been any others on the Cape in a long time.
Keep checking the Apple refurb store. 2012 Servers sometimes show up there. At the very least the quad core base model comes up and you can add 2nd drive or make it a fusion for very little and some elbow grease. Server OS is available from App Store for $120.Other people should have the 2012 Quads on closeout as well often without sales tax.
Still not available for me either. Error. Try again later.
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