James Duncan Davidson:
Mikey’s post went to point out the this was defined in the Title 47, Part 27, Subpart B, Section 27.16 of the Code of Federal Regulations. In a nutshell, for devices that operate in the 700 MHz C block—which Verizon paid $9.4 billion dollars in 2008 for a license to use—the following paragraph applies:
That paragraph basically states that by using the LTE spectrum Verizon does, they can’t lock the phone. This is amazing, and a huge Verizon advantage. I’m so pumped about this.