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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Statement on Cell Phone Unlocking Bill

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Released: August 1, 2014
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.

See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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August 1, 2014

Bartees Cox, 202-418-0509

Email: bartees.cox@fcc.gov

FCC CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER STATEMENT ON SIGNING OF CELL PHONE

UNLOCKING BILL

WASHINGTON- “Today, President Obama signed legislation that gives consumers the freedom to

switch between wireless carriers without having to purchase a new cellphone, allowing them to choose

the mobile service plan that fits their specific needs and budget. This new law is a positive development

that addresses the issues that triggered unlocking concerns in the first place. When the wireless industry

worked with the FCC on a voluntary agreement to unlock devices when consumers’ contracts have been

fulfilled, they took an important step forward. The President’s signature today makes greater consumer

choice the law of the land.”

- FCC –

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