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Cell Phone Unlocking Legal Again
Written by Lauren McMillen
Last updated on August 03, 2014 @ 11:56PM
Created on August 03, 2014 @ 4:58PM
Just this week, President Obama put pen to paper and signed a bill that will make unlocking a cell phone legal again.
 
This new law allows consumers to unlock their devices so that they can switch service providers after their contracts are up. This aims to make it easier for customers to change companies without having to put the money down for a new phone.
 
The bill was approved by Congress in mid-July. Before this, unlocking cell phones had been illegal since 2012.
 
Several of you see this as a good step, especially when it comes to saving money. But others think it violates some of our privacy rules.
 
"I think that if you sign a contract with a company then you should honor that contract. The federal government is getting involved and telling other telecommunications that you have to break that contract that a person voluntarily signs. I don't think it's the federal government's business. I think they should stay away from the private markets," said John Humbertson, Marion County resident.
 
The move is expected to increase competition and choice between wireless carriers.
 

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