0
Wireless

US mobile operators meet commitments on phone unlocking

Thursday 12 February 2015 | 09:44 CET | News
The FCC said that mobile operators in the US are meeting their commitments agreed a year ago to unlock customers' mobile phones when their service contracts expire. Specifically, the principles adopted into the CTIA Consumer Code for Wireless Service include provisions on disclosure, postpaid and prepaid unlocking, notice, customer response time, and unlocking phones for deployed military personnel. When the industry association CTIA adopted these six principles, participating providers committed to a one-year implementation deadline. The agreement allows postpaid users to have their phone

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

TracFone settles with FCC over locked handsets

Published 02 Jul 2015 11:32 CET | United States
US MVNO TracFone Wireless has reached a settlement with the FCC to provide unlocked handsets to consumers. The FCC had found that ...

FCC to fine GPSPS for slamming and cramming violations

Published 27 Feb 2015 19:57 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to fine GPSPS, an Atlanta, Georgia telephone company, USD 9,065,000 for ...

Cable-industry document access case may delay merger deals

Published 23 Feb 2015 17:26 CET | United States
US regulatory reviews of two major mergers, Comcast's deal of Time Warner Cable and AT&T's planned acquisition of DirecTV, have ...

US operators agree to mobile phone 'kill switch'

Published 15 Apr 2014 22:52 CET | United States
US mobile industry group CTIA and participating operators have announced the 'Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment', an ...

US House passes bill to allow mobile phone unlocking

Published 26 Feb 2014 08:59 CET | United States
The US House of Representatives passed legislation aimed at allowing people to use their mobile phone with any operator. The ...

FCC, mobile carriers agree on mobile phone unlocking plan

Published 12 Dec 2013 21:16 CET | United States
US carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon Wireless plan to make it easier for consumers to unlock their mobile ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

18 Oct Apple Event
19 Oct A1 Telekom Austria Q3 2021
19 Oct Tele2 Q3 2021
19 Oct Netflix Q3 2021
19 Oct Iridium Q3 2021
19 Oct Arm DevSummit
19 Oct Pixel Fall Launch
19 Oct Arm DevSummit
20 Oct Crown Castle Q3
20 Oct Verizon Q3 2021
20 Oct Elisa Q3 results
20 Oct Bango strategy day
20 Oct Samsung Unpacked Part 2
21 Oct AT&T Q3 2021
21 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2021
21 Oct Telenor Q3 2021
21 Oct Intel Q3
21 Oct Telia Q3 results
21 Oct Snap Q3
22 Oct Doro Q3 results
22 Oct Ericsson Q3 2021
::: More Calendar Items