White House comes out in favor of legal cell phone unlocking

Responding to a petition on WhiteHouse.gov, the executive branch stated “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties.”

The FCC is already looking in to this, and the FCC chairman has said that making cellphone unlocking illegal, which happened January 26, “doesn’t pass the common sense test.”