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FCC Proposes Mandate for Phone Unlocking After 60 Days

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Jun 27, 2024, 2:38 PM   by Rich Brome

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has proposed that the Commission require mobile providers to unlock customers' mobile phones 60 days after the device is activated. (Unlocking would let customers take their phone and use it with any other compatible network.) The FCC is seeking comment on the proposal, including "whether an unlocking requirement should be applied to existing contracts or future contacts", and "the impact ... in connection with service providers' incentives to offer discounted phones for postpaid and prepaid service plans".



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Jun 28, 2024, 12:15 PM

unlocking phones

Why doesn't the Government stay out of private business? Somehow, I see the price of phones going up.
It will likely only affect certain carriers that still subsidize phone prices, mostly prepaid carriers like Cricket.
LOL worried about the phone costs going up, they are already ridiculous? Yet no one has an issue with each time they decide to merge with another and that ends with higher prices for the service. phones are already a grand and up for anything decent, ...
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