The White House responds: phones and tablets should be unlockable
6 March Multiple Congress representatives support cell phone unlocking and look to submit bills
4 March The White House responds: phones and tablets should be unlockable
28 February FCC will investigate cellphone unlock legality
21 February Success! Petition to make unlocking phones legal meets goal
20 February Reminder: phone unlocking petition needs signatures by Saturday
1. Nokianhero (banned) (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
Nokia is always making phones unlock able, it is standard for lumia!
9. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
and where did you get that? out of your ass?
10. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
^the above *nods head*
Lesson: Don't be an ignorant fan boy :)
13. Nokianhero (banned) (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
No its standard for nokia. Now other phonemanufactures wants to copy!!
18. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
nokia can add free escort service with their phones but it will still not sell.. period.. (gets money and run to a nokia store)
22. Omarc07 (Posts: 238; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
@ nokia hero so is sony they sell all there phones unlocked online
24. Bernoulli (Posts: 1437; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
How come they won't unlock the lumia 920 from at&t?
2. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 843; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Now if we the people can ask congress to make changes on things that really affect our lives with a petition! Your voice does count when you exercise the right to use it.
6. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Came in to post just this. We will let them strip away our liberties and freedoms one by one, but we'll be damned if they try and f*ck with our gizmos and toys.
8. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Maybe we can petion for those back to. Starting with internet freedom.
3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3329; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I still don't really see this as an issue.
7. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Ask your iphone it may explain then you will believe.
4. technut (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
It's nice to be heard for a change. Thanks phonearena for bringing up the petition!
15. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Well Michael, thanks for writting those articles and informing us on the matter. God bless
16. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
The U.S. market is bigger than our in Brazil, but all phones sold here are Unlocked, even those sold on contract. Is law here give the consumer the right to choose, and the carriers are obligated to make the portability in 24 hours if the consumer want to change from carrier.
19. yyuu1000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
Get a nexus device I tell you the nexus 4 is great
20. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Great. They heard us. Now it will take another ten years to put it into law again that all phones should be unlockable. Of course, let's not forget all the additional pork that will be added to the bill.
25. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I would say that any non-subsidized product be unlockable.
26. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Your locked into the contract not the phone. The phone is an incentive. If you get a free hat for going to a baseball game are you obligated to wear it throughout the game and keep it for life?