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White House adviser David Edelman
the Obama Administration supports changing the law so that consumers can
unlock their cell phones
and tablet computers so they can work on another operator's network. Mobile users had been allowed to unlock their devices without their carrier's permission until a
in the regulation by the Library of Congress' Copyright Office.
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Seems crazy that I can't buy a Boost or Virgin Mobile phone (which in most cases are just last year's Sprint phones) and not be able to activate it on the Sprint network. Even though Sprint owns both pre-paid companies. It would seem that I could get the phone I want, and Sprint could retain a customer at a higher margin than it would have had on the pre-paid plans. Seems like a win-win. I could understand why they wouldn't want to activate a Verizon phone on their network - Verizon has a better selection for people that don't want the supersized screens or low-end android phones incapable of running the latest OS update.
Mar 5, 2013. 03:20 PM
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