US puts an end to unlocking phones

Hello Ecarib users this one is going to be short and sweet. I’m sure that most of you have heard or read in the news that Smartphone users in the US will now have to seek permission to “unlock” these devices to enable them to run on more than one network. Most of us have purchased a phone in the US at some time and either got it unlocked there or at home.

However it is still unsure as to what has sparked this change in the law and there is currently a petition with over 3,500 people on the White House website. Prior to this change, users were charged a small fee from operators to unlock their phones. However, users could also purchase an unlocked phone straight from the manufacturers but at a much higher cost.

Interestingly enough, it is still unclear as to what action will be taken against consumers who flout this new law and unlock phones without the necessary permission. Also, whether this change will have an effect on phone operators such as Verizon and AT&T and other online services is still yet to be seen.  Tell us what you think Ecarib users.

Until next time Ecarib users!!!