Major Wireless Carriers To Simplify Cellphone 'Unlocking'

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 8:36 PM EST) -- Five of the nation's leading wireless carriers have agreed to make it easier for consumers to "unlock" their cellphones and tablets and use them on competing networks, bowing to pressure from the public, lawmakers and the Federal Communications Commission, a telecommunications trade group revealed Thursday.

CTIA-The Wireless Association said in a letter to the FCC that Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., T-Mobile US, Sprint Corp. and U.S. Cellular had decided they would unlock post-paid phones of consumers upon request after their contracts were up and prepaid phones...
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