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Image: Flickr For almost two years, it was illegal to unlock your new smartphone. Now carriers’ grip on users’ smartphones has been loosened by several key pieces of legislation. As of February 11, no carrier can deny a request to unlock a users’ phone, once the two-year contract is paid up. This past August, President Barack Obama signed the, finally making it legal once more to unlock your phone.
Additionally, back in 2013, the Cellular Telephone Industries Association (CTIA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) convinced several U.S. Carriers to agree to new smartphone unlocking rules by February 11, 2015. Now, the deadline to comply with the CTIA’s rules is here, so anyone whose two-year contract is up can ask their carrier to unlock their smartphone, and the carrier must do so without complaint. Corel Draw X6 Serial Number Keygen. Here, we’ll answer all the pertinent questions about the new unlock rule. Updated on by Malarie Gokey: Added news that carriers must now unlock your phone if you ask, so long as your two-year contract is up.