S.481 - Wireless Consumer Choice Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
Text: S.481 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
There is one version of the bill.
Introduced in Senate (03/06/2013)
[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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.