White House: It's Time To Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking

Rachel King | ZDNet | March 4, 2013

The Obama Administration is making its opinion about cell phone unlocking crystal clear in a new memo.

In what is sure to draw the attention (and disdain) of mobile providers nationwide, the Obama Administration is arguing that it's time to legalize cell phone unlocking.

In a follow up to a petition to the President, R. David Edelman, senior advisor for Internet, Innovation, & Privacy, penned the response, declaring the White House's stance is that "neither criminal law nor technological locks should prevent consumers from switching carriers when they are no longer bound by a service agreement or other obligation."

Here's an excerpt from the memo issued on Monday...