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Consumers Union To FCC: Unlock Our Phones

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Apr 7, 2004, 12:25 PM   by (staff)

Consumers Union yesterday launched a campaign to lobby the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to outlaw the practice of "locking" mobile phones to specific wireless carriers. Known as carrier locks or subsidy locks, the practice prevents consumers from using their old phone when they switch to a different carrier with a compatible network. Carriers argue that the locks are the only way to prevent abuse of subsidies that keep handset prices low.

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WANT YOUR GSM NOKIA PHONE UNLOCKED FOR FREE? im2fn6e Apr 9, 2004, 10:17 PM
wow..... Prodigy031887 Apr 7, 2004, 1:08 PM
THe real reson phones are locked Inquisitor_Hoth Apr 12, 2004, 1:58 PM
Think About this... CCphoneguru Apr 10, 2004, 6:05 PM
My take on it - for what it's worth.. Rich Brome Apr 7, 2004, 9:49 PM
Unlocking phones isn't the best for consumers! tf8251 Apr 9, 2004, 6:23 PM
Another important point... Big Daddy Apr 9, 2004, 8:08 PM
You're Missing The Point gtskhaki Apr 9, 2004, 3:40 PM
That is the worst Idea IVIYTH Apr 7, 2004, 7:11 PM
CU Union proves once again that they are clueless. markie Apr 9, 2004, 11:49 AM
PHONES ARE LOCKED FOR A REASON Tjohnson329 Apr 8, 2004, 8:41 PM
Get ready for NO MORE FREE PHONES EVER nskgti Apr 7, 2004, 6:15 PM
Yeah More Government in wireless.... PodLizard Apr 9, 2004, 12:28 AM
Worst Idea Ever... kp2575 Apr 7, 2004, 5:50 PM
Unlocked Phones are already available neighborhood Apr 8, 2004, 12:15 PM
Unlocked phones = Expanding market for pre-paid kingstu Apr 8, 2004, 2:29 PM
A couple of more points... kp2575 Apr 8, 2004, 1:52 PM
S T O P cdmamotohead Apr 7, 2004, 10:03 PM
Consumers LuckyYou Apr 8, 2004, 11:35 AM
READ THIS Big Daddy Apr 7, 2004, 11:34 PM
 
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