ECON545 Week-7 Discussion 1

One case where it was suggested the government intervene was  the 'Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal'. "The petition requested that the White House push the Library of Congress to reform laws that make it illegal to unlock a mobile phone without the permission of another carrier". This hinders consumer freedom and competition. It basically boils down to customers purchasing an AT&T smartphone but seeking to use the same phone with Verizon or Sprint or some other carrier. When one takes the phone in to get new service added onto it, even today they are unable to keep their phone on but instead must repurchase the same phone or alternative with the new service provierad
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