Act that makes it illegal for consumers to unlock their mobile devices without the permission of their carrier goes into effect Saturday. Carriers lock smartphones -- which they typically subsidize in the U.S. -- as a way to prevent their customers...
It's about to be illegal for mobile phone owners to "unlock" a newly purchased phone so it can be used with any carrier, Tech News Daily reports . After January 26, mobile phone owners will no longer be able to buy a new, locked phone and unlock it. ...