FCC Chief Tells Phone Cos. To Adopt Unlocking Standards

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 2:49 PM EST) -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday urged cellphone providers to update their guidelines to address consumers' right to unlock their phones once their contracts have been fulfilled.

In a letter to the CTIA - The Wireless Association, Wheeler emphasized the importance of competition and the FCC's receptiveness to voluntary industry activities to promote competition.

“For eight months, the FCC staff has been working with CTIA on an amendment to your Consumer Code in which this industry would address consumers' rights to unlock their mobile...
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