Hot on the heels of a White House statement supporting unimpeded mobile phone unlocking, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) has announced that she will introduce legislation to reverse the ban imposed in January.
The text of the bill was not released, but a press release briefly describing the reasoning behind it was posted on Kolbuchar's website.
"We need to make sure consumers are getting a fair deal and today’s announcement is a welcome step towards implementing consumer-friendly policies in the wireless industry," Klobuchar said in a statement. "That’s why I’m introducing legislation this week to get rid of the ban on unlocking cell phones and I will continue to work to advance commonsense measures to protect consumers and promote competition."
Unlocking a phone allows it to be used on carriers other than the one from which it was purchased, and it was recently ruled that consumers may not unlock their phone without permission from that same carrier.
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