Consumers Union says no to locking cellphones

Apr 07 2004 - 11:54 PM ET | In The News
The Consumers Union has started a campaign to stop the common practice of locking cellphones to a carrier. The group is asking the FCC to use it's might to help consumers by allowing carrier changes without needing a new phone. However, MobileTracker has noticed that this can be less of a problem than is thought: * We got the chance to test a Motorola V400 from Cingular, and it was unlocked. It was not a media review unit, and was used on both the Cingular and T-Mobile network. * T-Mobile will unlock your phone after a simple customer service call. If you have any unlock comments to add, forward them to