The Owners’ Rights Initiative is encouraged by action from several members of Congress to reinstate the consumer right to unlock your cell phone. Our coalition believes that when you buy something, you own it and should be able to do with it as you please – and this should hold true for mobile devices. We commend the leaders in Congress that have already voiced their support for unlocking freedom and have taken quick action to ensure consumers can legally unlock their mobile devices.
Among the important legislation introduced on this issue that we support is the Goodlatte-Conyers and Leahy-Grassley Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. Likewise, we commend the leadership of Senators Wyden, Hatch, Lee, Klobuchar, Franken, and Blumenthal and Representatives Coble, Watt, Eshoo and others to give consumers the right to unlock their cell phones.