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Carriers in the U.S. are legally obligated to unlock your phone

by: Jonathan FeistFebruary 12, 2015
It has been a while since it was illegal to unlock your phone, starting now, carriers must unlock your device if your account is in good standing, contracts paid up.
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House approves Senate’s bill to legalize phone unlocking, now it’s up to the President

by: Andrew GrushJuly 25, 2014
Following the Senate, the House of Representatives have now voted in favor of a new bill legalizing cellphone unlocking. Now the bill simply needs to be signed into law by the President.
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Senate passes bill to fully legalize cellphone unlocking in the U.S.

by: Andrew GrushJuly 16, 2014

Early last year an exemption in the DMCA expired, essentially making cellphone unlocking illegal in the United States without written consent from the service provider the phone was locked to. While most major carriers will indeed unlock phones at request as long as the contract tied to the device is expired, the terms (and fees) involved with the process is often unclear for many consumers.

Since unlocking became illegal, we’ve written various articles about how members of the Senate, House of Reps, White House and even the FCC have been looking to solve the problem, though up until now the issue has largely gone unaddressed. This may soon change, as the Senate has [...]

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