[Gllug] Phone unlocking

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Mon Aug 2 16:00:54 UTC 2004

On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 04:54:02PM +0100, Ashley Evans wrote:
> Not sure I fully understand but I'm thinking: Network provider wants to 
> lock phone. Nokia doesn't care but won't let Orange have details to do 
> it themselves. Thus, Nokia lock phones and provide the unlock info and 
> we have the current situation.
> If this is the case are Nokia contractually obliged to restrict the 
> unlock information?

I think Simon's (completely correct) comment was that Orange are
Nokia's customer.  When Orange ask for a feature ("we want to be able
to lock the handsets to stop our steenkin customers from changing
network"), then Nokia jump to it.  Good businesses put customers and
employees first.


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