Consumer advocates want to add conditions to the FCC’s approval of T-Mobile’s acquisition of Mint Mobile.
Advocacy groups have long advocated for all smartphones to be unlocked by default, making it easier for consumers to switch carriers. Carrier-locked cell phones, especially devices tied to prepaid accounts, can impact low-income customers. Because low-income customers may not be able to afford a new phone if they want to switch to a new wireless provider. Regarding postpaid accounts, T-mobile It said it was complying with unlocking requirements related to the Department of Justice’s final ruling in the transaction. T-mobile Buy Sprint.