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T-Mobile outs SIM unlock app, only for one device as of now

On the wake of US President Barack Obama signing the Unlocking Consumer Act law, T-Mobile seems to have unconsciously complied with speed by coming...

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...

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...

FCC, carriers agree on device unlocking regulations for consumers

In a move we knew was just around the corner, the FCC and US carriers have agreed on guidelines for unlocking devices. The changes...

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...

White House moves to end the FCC ban on phone unlocking

Back in January of this year the Librarian of Congress declined to renew a copyright-law exemption that saw the legalization of cellphone unlocking. This...

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...

Google applies for location-based security patent for mobile devices

Lately there has been a lot of talk and discussion regarding mobile security, and privacy for that matter, and it looks like Google has...

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...

Wireless Consumer Choice Act aims to make cell phone unlocking legal

For those who may have missed the news, it became illegal to unlock your smartphone as of January 26. That change in the law...

White House responds: It’s time to legalize phone unlocking – and tablets

This afternoon the White House has responded to the ongoing debate regarding unlocking our smartphones for use on other carriers. Their official response shows...

FCC chairman talks cell phone unlocking and current ban

As of late January it became illegal to unlock your phone. This came as a result of some changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright...

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