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Researcher faults unlocking policies from Sprint and T-Mobile

Sprint and T-Mobile don’t fully comply with a series of voluntary smartphone and tablet unlocking policies, even though both companies were praised last week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for doing so, according to an independent analysis performed by a former developer of unlocking software. 784 more words

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US wireless carriers now legally have to unlock our phones

After two years behind bars and a whole lot of petition-signing, US mobile phone owners have regained their gadgets’ freedom: we now have the ability to legally unlock our phones and take them to whatever network carrier has compatible cell towers. 545 more words


U.S. carriers meet voluntary deadline for unlocking mobile phones

Unlocking a mobile phone from a single U.S. carrier has caused consumers headaches in recent years, but seven major carriers on Wednesday met a voluntary, industry-created deadline to set conditions for unlocking to occur. 491 more words

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Here’s how to unlock your phone under the new rules

New rules governing U.S. wireless carriers went into full effect on Wednesday, although many carriers had been following the guidelines for nearly a year. These new rules are part of a voluntary “ 819 more words

New wireless industry video says opposing net neutrality is totally hip

Your wireless carrier would love to give you all sorts of crazy-cool stuff… but now the mega-bogus FCC is trying to spoil the party. Bummer! The… 454 more words


Wireless Auction Ends With Nearly $45 Billion in Bids

Wireless companies bid nearly $45 billion for airwaves in the Federal Communications Commission’s largest ever auction of wireless spectrum.

It took 341 rounds of bidding, but the auction finally concluded Thursday morning at a record-setting sum. 149 more words