National Consumers League statement on wireless device unlocking – National Consumers League

November 15, 2013

Contact: NCL Communications, Ben Klein (202) 835-3323,

Washington, DC–The National Consumers League today applauded FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for calling on the wireless industry to swiftly enact pro-consumer policies regarding mobile device unlocking.

The following statement is attributable to John Breyault, National Consumers League Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud:

“Consumers will benefit from policies that make it easier to unlock the mobile devices that they own. Chairman Wheeler’s letter makes it clear that the FCC is focused on ensuring that consumers have the freedom to easily take their own devices with them when they switch wireless carriers. This change is low-hanging fruit that will promote competition in the wireless industry and benefit millions of users.”


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