House passes cellphone unlocking bill that now only needs Obama’s signature

The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed a bill that will once again give consumers the right to unlock their cellphones, meaning the legislation is only a presidential signature away from becoming law.

Sina Khanifar, whose petitioning of the White House got the ball rolling on this almost two years, says via an email:

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Screen shot of White House petition

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Network World Paul McNamara