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geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsThe Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, passed by Congress late last week, was signed into law by President Obama on Friday, making it fully legal to unlock mobile phones in the United States. The new law undoes a decision made by the Library of Congress in 2012 to not renew an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and thusly made it illegal for consumers to arbitrarily unlock mobile devices. Almost immediately, petitions and new bills started to get drafted and indeed, a bill was proposed over a year ago to “fix” the DMCA, but nothing happened despi
geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsMobile phone unlocking has long been something of a grey area in the United States, but when President Obama signed a bill into law that sought to clear things up a little more, many hoped that the floodgates to easily unlockable phones would open. Now T-Mobile is the first to bring mass-unlocking to the people via its newly released and abysmally named ‘Device Unlock’ app. It’s free, obviously enough, and available to download now from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately though, it’s not all good news. For starters, the app can currently only unlock one type of phone, which is r