Cell phone unlocking bill headed for final vote

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Cell phone unlocking bill headed for final vote

July 16, 2014 Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM CST

Washington, D.C. (NNCNOW.com) - A bill that would allow consumers to unlock their phones in order to switch carriers is headed to the US House for final approval.

It's a move dubbed the "unlocking consumer choice and wireless competition act" that aims to save consumers from having to buy new phones when switching carriers.

The legislation, co-sponsored by US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), would allow consumers to keep their same device.

Following a push from the Senator last year, major carriers including Verizon Wireless, AT&T and US Cellular committed to allow customers to unlock their phones.

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