‘Unlocking’ your cellphone will be illegal starting Saturday

I find it interesting that locking a phone is considered a security feature.

The ability to travel internationally with your same device I think is worth further consideration.

Also, that’s a whole lot of phones that need to come off of eBay soon. Unlocking is irreversible, yes?

I’m wondering who or what prompted the need to make a decision on the (il)legality of unlocking. A phone carrier? A specific incident? It doesn’t appear to be a court case.

(via Marcos)