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U.S. carriers must unlock cellphones, starting today

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    Alex Heath (6:18 pm PDT, Feb 11th)


    Some U.S. carriers have historically been more lenient about unlocking phones than others, but starting today they are all mandated to provide unlocking once a customer’s contract is up.

    Legislation put in place by the Federal Communications Commission back in 2013 takes full effect today, and carriers must comply with new policies on unlocking.


    AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, and U.S. Cellular are all on board. There are other mandates in the new policy that are beneficial to consumers, like a mandatory 14-day trial for postpaid plans, maps showing specific coverage a carrier offers in a certain area, and more.
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    http://www.cultofmac.com/311923/u-s-carriers-unlock-cellphones-starting-today/



    U.S. Carriers Must Now Unlock Cell Phones for Free

    http://www.toptechnews.com/article/index.php?story_id=030003ELFUM0


    Cell Phone Unlocking FAQs
    http://www.fcc.gov/device-unlocking-faq
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015

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