Cell phone petition gets 100K signatures

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Unlock it, Mr. Prez

A San Francisco entrepreneur's petition to allow consumers to unlock their cell phones has gathered more than 100,000 signatures, and now the White House will have to offer an official response.

Sina Khanifar, who runs opensignal, has been pushing to overturn a recent ruling allowing cell phone companies to prevent people who want to switch carriers from changing the firmware that controls the device.

The campaign to convince the Obama administration and Congress to overturn the ridiculous ruling continues here.

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here a topic I do agree with their view on.

Of course, it's a total non-issue, but I thought I would note my support for SFBG on this, at least as a historical oddity.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

Can't wait to read their statement. I'm all for giving consumers way more choices for services from corporations. Would be cool to see Sina Khanifar next tackle letting consumer's pick which cable stations we want on our systems. No sports fans in this homo household and we shouldn't be paying to receive all the damn sports channels on Comcast and other crap we don't want nor watch.

Good luck, Sina!

Posted by MPetrelis on Feb. 22, 2013 @ 12:04 am