As some of you may recall due to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, unlocking your device became illegal, which was a major disappointment to consumers all around the U.S. To some of you out there unlocking your device may not have been the number one thing on your priority list but I guess it’s all about choice right? We want the choice to choose which carrier we want to be with and if that carrier fails to meet our current mobile/networking needs it’s simply time to change.
Over a year later since unlocking your device became illegal, we have a clear indication that the petition which was up on the White House’s We the People site was proven to be majorly effective. President Obama has signed into the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The White House said that there were over 144,000 signatures in relation to the matter. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act was approved by the House of Representatives.
The White House said that ” As long as their phone is compatible and they have compiled with their contracts, consumers will now be able to enjoy the freedom of taking their mobile service-and a phone they already own-to the carrier that best fits their needs.”
Everything seems super awesome so far right? Well there is one more thing. This ruling will be reconsidered a year from now and if all is a good then the ruling will only be reconsidered every three years after that. Have fun unlocking all of your devices and lets hope that unlocking your device will continue to stay legal.
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