Posts Tagged ‘White House’

Unlocking Your Life From Government

Saturday, March 9th, 2013   Submitted by Darryl W Perry

INDEPENDENCEThe White House announced, via email written by Senior Advisor for Internet, Innovation, & Privacy, R. David Edelman, that it supports the right of consumers to unlock cellphones.

The statement reads in part, “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties. In fact, we believe the same principle should also apply to tablets, which are increasingly similar to smart phones…. This is particularly important for secondhand or other mobile devices that you might buy or receive as a gift, and want to activate on the wireless network that meets your needs — even if it isn’t the one on which the device was first activated. All consumers deserve that flexibility.”

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