White House petition aims to reverse phone unlocking ban



Few weeks ago the Library of Congress approved the phone unlocking ban which effectively prevented anyone in the U.S to use carrier-locked devices on other networks. And yet we’re seeing a uprising, a petition was opened on the Whitehouse website and thousands crowed in to sign it.

The ‘crime’ which could easily cost one a $500,000 fine and a five-year prison sentence might finally be overturned if the Whitehouse approves the request by thousand of users. At the time of this writing nearly 60,000 signatures were recorded with a little over 40,000 to go before the attaining the required 100,000 signatures which would prompt an official response from the Whitehouse. It won’t be an easy move especially when greedy carriers are involved in such dirty tricks, even going that far to make their loyal customers to pay exorbitant roaming fees to make calls while traveling abroad. However it seems that the petition is quickly gaining in popularity but we can only hope for the best!

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