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Switch Carriers? Keep Phone Under Proposed Bill

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A man using his mobile phone walks under a Nokia logo in Shanghai December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Aly Song
A man using his mobile phone walks under a Nokia logo in Shanghai December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Aly Song

WASHINGTON D.C. (KDAL) - Amy Klobuchar is one of three Senators to introduce bipartisan legislation that would allow cell phone unlocking so that those who want to can switch carriers without having to get a new phone. The bill is called the Wireless Consumer Choice Act, and it asks the Federal Communications Commission to to ensure consumers have the right to unlock their phones. A companion bill will be introduced in the House of Representatives. According to a Klobuchar news release, the FCC and the White House have both come out in support of cell phone unlocking.

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