“Last night, the Senate passed S. 517, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act under Unanimous Consent. The bill allows consumers to “unlock” their cell phones so they can take a phone with them from one service provider to another.
The following can be attributed to Laura Moy, Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge: “In response to hundreds of thousands of Americans who called for the right to unlock devices they legally own, the Senate has unanimously passed this important legislation. “We are particularly grateful to Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Grassley. ”
Courtesy of the site PublicKnowledge.org and written by Brynne Henn, you can read the full story here:
A bipartisan bill spearheaded by the starting to be legendary Senator from Vermont, Patrick Leahy and the outspoken 34 year veteran Senator from Iowa, Chuck Grassley.