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Sprint Settles Class Action, Agrees To Provide Code

Law360 (October 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sprint Nextel customers leaving the wireless service provider will soon be able to use their Sprint phones on competitors' networks, thanks to an antitrust class action settlement that mandates that Sprint turn over the code to unlock the hardware.

Under the settlement, which, if approved, will bring an end to a lawsuit currently pending in the Alameda County Superior Court, Sprint has agreed to “disclose to its current and former customers, upon request, the software programming code on their CDMA phones (other than prepay or global...
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