Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Mar 2013 19:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The White House agrees with the 114.000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties. In fact, we believe the same principle should also apply to tablets, which are increasingly similar to smart phones. And if you have paid for your mobile device, and aren't bound by a service agreement or other obligation, you should be able to use it on another network. It's common sense, crucial for protecting consumer choice, and important for ensuring we continue to have the vibrant, competitive wireless market that delivers innovative products and solid service to meet consumers' needs."
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Agree, but no action
by malxau on Mon 4th Mar 2013 22:45 UTC
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So the FCC "has an important role to play", "we would encourage mobile providers" not to use a legal power they still have, and will "work with Congress" (shudder.)

I didn't see anything here that the White House is prepared to _do_ in response to this petition other than acknowledge the petition is popular and an elected government should be seen to be popular as well.

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