It was in January 2013 more than 1 lack people signed petition on unlocking of cellphone submitted for White house. Today white house order to make unlocking of cellphones in legal way
It’s a pure consumer right that people should be able to unlock your device and use it as long as you want. The report says that it’s a right of consumer and this should be legally done by avoiding criminal offence and other illegal activities.
It’s R David Edelman who wrote the White House response. Library of Congress also came up with their justification on the topic. It was in January Library of Congress prevented the unlocking schemes in the cellphones regarding exemptions relating DMCA.
Its mere sense that unlocking is a very important method that users of cellphone need to have. Without this provisions many of the devices remain deactivated and also it may cause many difficulties.
Julius Genachowiski, the FCC chairman also stated the view. He insisted library of congress to take a legislative decision regarding this topic after analyzing it continuously and tightly. If the provision unlocking the phone is prohibited, it will be a great problem for the cell phone users who migrate from country to country where there is no supports of all carriers.
Unlocking the phone has got many advantages too. There may be many factors that you may get stick on to a particular device or carrier. It can be concerning with the signal range and service availability and so on. So prohibition of unlocking may lead to many issues which may lead to restrictions on consumer requirement.
Unlocking prohibition will be also a problem if you take a secondhand device or you get a cellphone gifted by your friend or relatives. So the White House view for this petition is a general need and it is very helpful for common man.