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  •  No theft of service involved. (7+ / 0-)

    Simply a decision to pay another provider for service.  It can happen after the original contract expires, or the user may elect to terminate their contract early by paying the penalty.

    Would it make sense for a home (landline) phone to only work with a specific telco but be useless if you moved to a different part of the country?

    That which doesn't kill me merely postpones the inevitable.

    by EeDan on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:41:11 PM PST

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      EeDan

      that explains it, you buy service from a new provider not the one you obtained the phone from.

      I appreciate the explanation.   I am not interested in the technology behind the phones, so I really didn't understand.   I thought it allowed one to roam service providers while only paying one of them.

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