Seems there are several topics relating to the legal side of doing things with phones paid for and owned by the wireless carriers customers. Has anyone really looked into this in order for us to use our phones to their full capability and remove any software or applications we don't want? Some issues are: 1 - wireless tethering not using the carriers app 2 - rooting and maintaining warranties 3 - removing bloatware or getting the carrier to do so by requesting it Are there any real cases to look at? Is public pressure worth trying? Has anyone simply insisted and succeeded? After all no one is forced to keep software on a PC they buy or dealer installed ads on a car so why are mobile devices any different?