New FCC chairman is working to allow consumers unlock their mobile wireless devices

New FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, is pushing for his new policy to be enacted before the holidays this year. The new policy aims to “address consumers’ rights to unlock their mobile wireless devices one their contracts are fulfilled”.

With the likes of Congress, President Obama and the newly minted FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler all coming out in favor of unlocked phones, the pressure is now on for the carriers to relent on their rigid policies. The good news for us consumers is that Wheeler is keeping the pressure on with a letter sent to the CTIA President Steve Largent. Largent, the head of the official wireless association governing body received the Chairman’s letter emphasizing his work to amend the consumer code which would “address consumers’ rights to unlock their mobile wireless devices one their contracts are fulfilled.”

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