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Eliminate locked phones in Canada, Freedom Mobile tells CRTC

telecom | 02/08/2017 10:05 pm EST

In a departure from the positions of its fellow wireless providers, Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile suggested Wednesday the CRTC should forbid carriers from charging fees for unlocking phones, and direct them to stop ordering locked devices from equipment manufacturers. “Freedom has consulted several large handset vendors and they have indicated they would be happy to sell unlocked phones, assuming numbers warrant,” Bob Boron, Freedom’s senior vice-president of regulatory, said on the third day of the regulator’s review of its Wireless...