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Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Heads to Obama’s Desk

Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Heads to Obama’s Desk

By Josh Wolford 4 hours ago

The House has unanimously passed legislation, unanimously passed last week in the Senate, that will once again make it legal for consumers to unlock their cellphones. “With today’s House passage of the bipartisan Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, …

Wireless Carriers Back Cellphone Unlocking Bill Wireless Carriers Back Cellphone Unlocking Bill

Should you be able to unlock your cellphone? Wireless carriers used to not think so, but now the industry’s lobbying group seems to be fine with it as long as the bill is worthless. The Hill reports that the wireless …

House To Hold Hearing On Cellphone Unlocking Bill House To Hold Hearing On Cellphone Unlocking Bill
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Pretty much everybody in Washington agrees with the common man – you should be able to unlock your cellphone without fear of repercussion. Where we tend to disagree is how to go about doing this. Unfortunately, the House has decided …

Does Congress Understand Cell Phone Unlocking? Does Congress Understand Cell Phone Unlocking?
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You should have the right to unlock your cell phone. Any reasonable person would agree that it should be a basic consumer right. The problem is how one goes about making cell phone unlocking legal. Lawmakers have come forward with …

Patrick Leahy Introduces Cellphone Unlocking Bill Patrick Leahy Introduces Cellphone Unlocking Bill
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Cellphone unlocking has become a top priority in Washington since the White House threw its support behind the movement. Now it’s up to senators to pass the legislation required to permanently add an exemption to the DMCA. The latest bill …

Phone Unlocking Bill To Be Introduced In The Senate Phone Unlocking Bill To Be Introduced In The Senate

In a statement released yesterday, The White House said that it sides with the 100,000 plus people who signed a petition asking that they able to unlock their smartphones. Having the support of The White House is great, but not …

White House: 'Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking' White House: 'Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking'
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Less than two weeks after a petition on the We The People site crossed the 100,000 signature threshold, the White House has issued on official response on making cellphone unlocking legal again. And they totally support it. In a statement …

FCC Will ‘Look at’ the Illegal Phone Unlocking Issue FCC Will ‘Look at’ the Illegal Phone Unlocking Issue
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After gaining a lot of traction on the internet, the current illegality of unlocking cellphones will receive a federal investigation. Back in January, the Library of Congress decided that the unlocking of cellphones would no longer reside on the exemptions …

Petition to Make Unlocking Phones Legal Hits Goal Petition to Make Unlocking Phones Legal Hits Goal
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A petition to make unlocking cellphones legal again has crossed the signature threshold on the White House’s We The People petition site, meaning that it will receive an official response. Back in January, unlocking new cellphones became illegal via decision …

AT&T to Unlock Contract-Expired iPhones AT&T to Unlock Contract-Expired iPhones
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AT&T has just announced that it will begin unlocking off-contract iPhones once the initial 2-year contracts customers’ sign up for expire. The new practice will allow currently-locked Apple devices to use micro-SIM cards from different carriers on networks compatible with …