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Comment: Re:Serial Numbers (Score 1) 285

by spacerodent (#41726897) Attached to: Smartphone Mugging More Popular Than Ever
Many phones shipped with bands locked out like if AT&T only uses 850 in the states then 1900 would be completely locked. In addition 850 is probably limited to the NCC 410 which is AT&T. You have to unlock one or both in almost all American phones to use them on another network or in another country. Europe USUALLY has 900 and 1800 unlocked but providers there still sometimes lock the NCC so you can only use it on their network. There is also the BRL on the sim card that will limit what networks you can roam on no matter what is unlocked on the phone.

Comment: Re:Serial Numbers (Score 1) 285

by spacerodent (#41722647) Attached to: Smartphone Mugging More Popular Than Ever
This is also completely not true. This is "unlocking" your phone and has nothing to do with changing your IMEI/MEID. I can use my verizon LTE android phone in South Korea. I just have to unlock the GSM bands and put in a relevant sim card. You can find instructions to that effect here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=29010852 again please don't spread completely false information. Google exists. use it.

Comment: Re:Serial Numbers (Score 2) 285

by spacerodent (#41722625) Attached to: Smartphone Mugging More Popular Than Ever

On most devices, IMEI numbers are traditionally burned into a soldered IC, are non-reprogrammable chips, and the numbers cannot be changed, without replacing the phone's main PCB.

There won't be criminals specializing in reprogramming, if the cost to reprogram is so close to the revenue to be gotten from reanimating a stolen phone

this is completely false. Don't spread bad info. Google "how to reprogram your IMEI" I'm not sure the legality of posting a link to this kind of stuff. Please educate yourself before making false blanket statements.

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Time To Dump XP? 1213

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An anonymous reader writes "Gartner is saying it's time to plan your migration now (if you havent already done it). I for one know my company still has loads of users still on XP, citing training costs (time and money) rather than software license fees. Is my company alone in wanting to stay in the 1990s or is Windows 7 the way forward?"

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