CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on Cellphone Unlocking

Aug 23, 2013, 09:43 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn's statement on cellphone unlocking, CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President Scott Bergmann released the following:

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"CTIA appreciates Acting Chairwoman Clyburn's call for clear and transparent policies on phone unlocking, and looks forward to working with the Commission to ensure that consumers are aware of the wide variety of unlocked devices that are available. Consumers seeking to change providers have numerous unlocking policy options to choose from when selecting a wireless provider or a mobile wireless plan.

"Today there are more than 240 unlocked devices available for purchase from a wireless carrier, retail store or directly from the manufacturer. Given the plethora of choices among handsets and the other factors that differentiate carriers and networks, it is clear that consumers continue to benefit from the competitive market for mobile services."  

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC.

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