(they did catch some people who bought those devices, hence they changed their scrambling codes)
but u wanna compare laptops...it's all come with wifi capabilities nowadays...u cant say such devices are illegal.
Like tv signals...they can't stop it...that's why they had the tv licensing thing, we got to pay every month.
I fear when sg goes island wide, anybody with a computer will have to pay for Wifi licensing. Till then, what pricing they gonna put, we still have to pay, we can't determine the pricing, since internet has become almost a neccessity in every household. They rather the whole lot pay up, then let a few get away without paying. (don't care if your com got wifi capability or not...got com then must pay.) One of the easiest way to earn some income. LOL
i fear that day...