Sign the Petition to Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal

Posted January 27, 2013 at 4:10am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 35971 views

A petition has been started at WhiteHouse.gov to Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal. If enough signatures are received it will be sent to the appropriate policy officials in the Obama administration and an official response will be posted to the petition page and sent to those who signed the petition.

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The Librarian of Congress decided in October 2012 that unlocking of cell phones would be removed from the exceptions to the DMCA. As of January 26, consumers will no longer be able unlock their phones for use on a different network without carrier permission, even after their contract has expired.

Consumers will be forced to pay exorbitant roaming fees to make calls while traveling abroad. It reduces consumer choice, and decreases the resale value of devices that consumers have paid for in full. The Librarian noted that carriers are offering more unlocked phones at present, but the great majority of phones sold are still locked.

We ask that the White House ask the Librarian of Congress to rescind this decision, and failing that, champion a bill that makes unlocking permanently legal.

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We strongly suggest that you sign the petition if you can. More details about the Library of Congress' decision to remove the exemption for unlocking phones can be found here.

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marshal34 - December 19, 2013 at 10:38pm
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Dr Usha Rajagopal plastic surgeon - April 26, 2013 at 6:39am
Very nice and useful information. Why not write a book about this particular subject. For today’s economic variation and be short of of opportunities, it actually will be a very hot topic. Thanks a lot
neil - February 6, 2013 at 11:55pm
I'm agree to sign this petition. i live in ireland and currently cant get an unlock for metier :(
Richard - February 5, 2013 at 7:07am
I'm agree to sign this petition. I am living in Africa and we getting ripped off by mobile service providers.
ray - January 31, 2013 at 10:00pm
and we call us free society.
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