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Originally Posted by Cyrus Farivar 
My fellow Americans: our government has taken a baby step that may just let us, once again, legally unlock our own mobile phones. On Tuesday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) submitted a formal application to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would reinstate this former right. The NTIA, which sits under the Department of Commerce, is the president's primary advisory agency on telecom and information policy.

As that petition (PDF) states:

A broad unlocking rule would enhance user choice within service areas. As competition in wireless markets increases, consumers will likely see a continually changing menu of rates, terms, and conditions from rival providers. To the extent that an unlocked device enables a consumer to move more freely among providers, the proposed unlocking rule would further the ability to select the provider that best suits the consumer’s needs. As long as a consumer continues to adhere to any existing service agreement—or pays the specified fees or penalties for prematurely terminating that agreement—the unlocking rule’s benefit for consumers does not unduly burden the original providers. Further, a greater ability to experiment with other service providers would likely increase overall competition in a locality.

Dept. of Commerce takes tiny step towards restoring right to unlock cellphones


Now finish it.
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