Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Oh? Well, the law already allows that. I don't know why we'd need another bill to continue to say that.
I also don't see why I'd care about what it says anyway, as I'll unlock MY device at any time anyway.
Under the current state of affairs, the law allows it. But it doesn't require it: carriers are free to decide on their own whether or not they're willing to unlock your phone at any point during or after the lifecycle of your service agreement. That AT&T currently does so can be attributed to the fact that they have chosen to.
I would interpret this initiative as an effort to make it mandatory for carriers to fulfil customers' requests to unlock their phones after they have reached a certain point in the life of their service agreements.
Edited by lfmorrison - 3/13/13 at 12:32pm