Ubuntu on the Nexus 7
Posted Dec 6, 2012 23:27 UTC (Thu) by JanC_
In reply to: Ubuntu on the Nexus 7
Parent article: Ubuntu on the Nexus 7
Most affluent customers live in countries where carriers sell mobile phones tied to the contract [...].
Although in many countries subsidized phones are sold that are tied to a contract, usually they are not simlocked, or the simlock is removed on simple request (sometimes a small fee needs to be paid for unlocking). Of course, unlocking the phone doesn't cancel the contract, so you still have to pay the subscription fee for the length of the contract (whether you use that particular service or not) or buy off the contract.
Also see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_lock
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