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US wireless carriers now legally have to unlock our phones

US wireless carriers now *have* to unlock our phones

Are you a US mobile phone owner? Good news: you just regained your freedom to unlock your device and take it to another network.

Stolen cellphone databases switched on by major US carriers

Stolen cellphone databases switched on by major US carriers

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have flipped the switch on databases that will track stolen cellphones and block them from being used on the major carriers' networks. Now, just make sure you've got your phone's ID number written down somewhere, and try not to go into a cellphone coma on the subway.

Mobile phone carriers oppose law requiring warrants for location data

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The proposed US bill doesn't stop the carriers from handing over location data, but it does require that police get a warrant first. So what is CTIA's problem with it?