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US Senator Proposes Bill Amending The DMCA Unlocking Ban

It looks like there is overwhelming support for unlocking phones! First, the petition gets 100,000 signatures, forcing the White House to respond. The White House responds, supporting us! Then the FCC comes out in support for the peoples rights. It’s been a good time for phone tinkerers and carrier switchers. Today, US Senator Ron Wyden introduced a… Read more

FCC Will Look Into Phone Unlocking Ban

After the ban on unlocking phones was passed, a lot of people were angry. Then a petition was passed around, finally netting 100,000 signatures. This means that the White House must respond to the petition, and we hope they will take it seriously. However, we do have some good news. The FCC will be investigating the ban, seeing if it hurts consumers…. Read more

Motorola Redesigns Their Update Info Page

If you wanted to check the status of your Motorola device in terms of updates, we have good news for you. Motorola has just redesigned the entire page, making it easier for people to check if their phone is getting an update or if it’s stuck on its current software version. To check out the status of your phone, first you need to select a carrier. Then… Read more

Want To Keep Unlocking Phones Yourself? Make Your Voice Heard

As you probably know, it will be illegal to carrier unlock devices starting tomorrow. If that doesn’t sound fair to you, we sympathize. But just thinking so isn’t going to do anything, so take action! A petition has been started to repeal the decision or make unlocking permanently legal. The petition needs 100,000 signatures to be looked at by the White… Read more

Carrier Billing On Verizon For The Play Store Launches Today

The day has finally come: Verizon now allows you to buy apps from the Play Store and charge your bill instead of your credit card. Though I personally use a credit card, carrier billing has often been a useful feature in the family on AT&T. For first time Android users, the setup for buying apps is a lot quicker and easier. However, there is one… Read more