FCC ruling gives Verizon approval to lock new phones for 60 days

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Back in February, Verizon asked the FCC to allow it to SIM lock for 60 days all new phones that it sells. At the time, the nation’s largest carrier said that it requested this to protect its customers from fraud and identity theft. Because the company is the only one of the four major wireless operators in the states to unlock handsets as soon as they are sold, Verizon says it was concerned that criminals were focusing on taking advantage of its subscribers.
Verizon made the request to the FCC because criminals were stealing customers’ identities and ordering phones …

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