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Submitted by proudly_X 119d ago | news

Cellphone unlocking bill clears U.S. House, heads to Obama

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to give mobile-phone users the right to 'unlock' their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, something that is now technically illegal. (Obama, Phones)

proudly_X  +   120d ago
Goodnews! High time corporations stop messing with us. Afterall, it's our money.. not theirs!!!
Devil-X  +   119d ago
Dude its theirs if they are providing some service in return.
proudly_X  +   119d ago
You are wrong! Providing a service doesn't make us slaves to them..
Devil-X  +   119d ago
I was referring to the limited amount of money we pay in exchange for that service NOT US. so slavery is out of the question..
Speed-Racer  +   119d ago
@Devil-X - If your mobile partner locked your phone, how would you feel if you needed to switch to another network or not be able to put in a new SIM when you're abroad? Would you buy a new phone just for a few days or weeks?
Soldierone  +   118d ago
Not really. Phones would cost that "limited amount" to begin with if carriers didn't step in. They work out deals with manufactures to increase the retail prices of phones so that carriers can provide them at a "discount" when someone signs a contract.

The only ones that don't really do that are Google, and I've walked into several phone stores lately and the Nexus wasn't on display in any of them.
ajax17  +   119d ago
YES! Our government has actually accomplished something!
Evildoomnerd  +   119d ago
I am as shocked as you! On a normal day in Washington, it seems like time and tax dollars are squandered on political pissing contests.
SilentNegotiator  +   119d ago
It's a good thing they came together for something as top priority as cell phone unlocking....
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MajorGecko  +   119d ago
im sure each of them suffered this issue personally unlike everything else on their agenda
RazMaTaz0121  +   119d ago
Yeah dont worry about the massacre in Gaza, this is clearly more important. Stupid retarded President.
TheFallenAngel  +   118d ago
That's not his problem to begin with. He should worry only about the US. Not other countries. It's not his responsibility.
Soldierone  +   118d ago
Let's see if carriers step in and "add some funds to a campaign" at the last second that makes this change.... so annoying. Why was this allowed to begin with?

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