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Submission + - White House Calls for Overturning Cell Phone Un-Locking Ban (arstechnica.com)

sl4shd0rk writes: As previously discussed on Slashdot, January of 2013 ushered in the end of the exemption on cell phone un-locking. It is now illegal to do so. A Petition was started and over 114K people signed it. The White House has now issued a statement in response to the petition in which it states cell phone unlocking should be made legal.
"If you have paid for your mobile device, and aren't bound by a service agreement or other obligation, you should be able to use it on another network," writes R. David Edelman, a White House advisor. "It's common sense, crucial for protecting consumer choice, and important for ensuring we continue to have the vibrant, competitive wireless market that delivers innovative products and solid service to meet consumers' needs."

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White House Calls for Overturning Cell Phone Un-Locking Ban

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