Mar 04, 2015 in Tech . 0 Comment
Thanks to a new law that has come to pass, switching carriers is easier than ever. The freedom to unlock your cell phone was officially granted by the White House in the summer of 2014. However, the unlocking process varied from carrier to carrier. This made the entire process confusing for many consumers. Now, all U.S. carriers are required to comply with any requests to unlock their devices. Read on to learn more about the new rules associated with unlocking phones.
The newest regulatory changes come as a result of the actions of the industry group CTIA. An international nonprofit membership organization, CTIA represents the wireless communications agency. The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government, including working to coordinate the voluntary efforts of the industry. These efforts include creating industry guidelines. Through the organizing efforts of CTIA, the wireless carriers have committed to adhering to the new regulations by February 11, 2015.