RANT: Unlock what we bought

Sunday, February 12, 2017

http://freeradioonmyphone.org/take-action/

Apparently, the hardware and service providers have chosen to keep the FM chip disabled in the cell phones they sell and support. 

Argh!

Wonder why?

To sell us over priced “music subscriptions”?

Anyone wonder why the Gooferment hasn’t “discovered” this anti-trust action?

$!

Argh!

While I don’t necessarily agree with eh suggested tweet:

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@USAgov I want my FM radio! Encourage FM chip activation on all smartphones so I can get lifesaving info for free! #publicsafety #freeradio

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I do think that ALL “smartphone FM chips should be activated”!

It is a matter of “public safety” and what about that “first sale doctrine”?

After all the manufacturers put it in there. No one forced them too. But since they did, why is it turned off?

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