House approves cell phone unlocking bill, heads to Obama

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It’s about to get easier for cell phone users to switch carriers.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Friday to roll back a ban on “unlocking.”

Many cell phones sold in the U.S. are “locked” to their carrier, meaning that software inside them prohibits them from being used on another wireless network.

The bill would allow customers to legally break those locks, in order to take their phones to another carrier.

The legislation cleared the Senate last week.

President Barack Obama said in a statement that he looked forward to signing the bill into law.

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  • john

    I’m soooo glad the republiCrats have put the unimportant items of running the country on the back burner – wars, debts, bloated bureaucracies, etc – and are get something really UNimportant done. Oh, wait! if they’re working on this BS they’re not screwing up the country even more! Keep at it guys.

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