Text: S.481 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[S. 481 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 481

    To require the Federal Communications Commission to direct that 
       wireless providers permit the unlocking of mobile devices.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 6, 2013

Ms. Klobuchar (for herself, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Blumenthal) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                 Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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                                 A BILL


 
    To require the Federal Communications Commission to direct that 
       wireless providers permit the unlocking of mobile devices.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Wireless Consumer Choice Act''.

SEC. 2. FCC DIRECTION TO WIRELESS PROVIDERS.

    Pursuant to its authorities under title III of the Communications 
Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), the Federal Communications 
Commission, not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, shall direct providers of commercial mobile services and 
commercial mobile data services to permit the subscribers of such 
services, or the agent of such subscribers, to unlock any type of 
wireless device used to access such services. Nothing in this Act 
alters, or shall be construed to alter, the terms of any valid contract 
between a provider and a subscriber.
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