Posts tagged as: Unlock

Carriers Now Must Unlock Eligible Phones

Wireless network operators are now required to unlock customers’ phones once the phones are paid off or no longer under contract. The change follows an agreement forged between the FCC, the CTIA Wireless Association and carriers in December 2013. That agreement set a number of provisions, some of which were to be met in May […]

Cricket Changes Policy for Unlocking Phones

Cricket recently indicated that it will soon require customers to wait an extra two months before they can unlock their handsets. Under the old policy, customers had to wait four months before they could ask for their handsets to be unlocked. Under the new policy, they must wait six months. Other facets of the policy […]

Unlocking Cell Phones Is Once Again Legal

President Barack Obama today signed into law a bill that makes it legal for Americans to unlock their cell phones. The bill was passed by the Senate and House of Representatives last month. The bill restores a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The provision will be reviewed by the Library of Congress once […]

Phone-Unlocking Bill Clears Congress Goes to Obama for Singing

The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously passed bill S517, which makes it legal once again for consumers to unlock their cell phones. The Senate passed the bill on July 15. With both arms of congress approving the bill, it is up to President Obama to sign it into law. Unlocking phones became illegal in […]

AT&T Will Now Unlock iPhones Which Are Off Contract

AT&T today announced that it will unlock iPhones that are no longer associated with an AT&T contract. “Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and […]

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