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The US officially legislates Unlocking Consumer Act law

This, at its most basic, should be seen as a veritable win for the American people who first called out for the need of such a legislation – and has now reached its ultimate completion with US President Barack Obama signing into law the Unlocking Consumer Act, which basically says that any consumer who has already paid for their phone can have it unlocked and take it to the mobile carrier which they think provides the services that suit their needs best.

Device unlocking bill narrowly passes House

Those advocating for the freedom to unlock their carrier provided devices might soon be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. The Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, H.R. 1123 has just passed voting in the House, but last minute changes almost caused it to fail.

New FCC Chairman wants unlocking devices to be easier

Late last year, we were embroiled in debate considering what ownership of a mobile device was. By blocking us from unlocking a device without permission from our carriers, the Library of Congress opened up a can of worms. While an important step in understanding our relationship with the carrier, it infuriated many consumers.

Sony Xperia Z1 unlocked bootloader camera issue confirmed

It is quite rare for smartphone manufacturers to officially and directly support procedures that could potentially damage a device, so it is only fitting to applaud those that do, such as Sony with its Xperia phones. Unfortunately, things aren't so peachy and Sony has confirmed an issue when unlocking the bootloader of the newly announced Xperia Z1.

AT&T will unlock your mobile phone

The topic of mobile phone unlocking has been rather hot since it became illegal back on January 26. Regardless of how many people actually plan to unlock a phone, it seems that this is a topic that is not ready to go away. We have seen everything from a petition to the White House to talk from the FCC chairman and even the Wireless Consumer Choice Act. Basically, it seems that everyone wants this decision to be reversed. In fact, we are now hearing from AT&T on this very subject.
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