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CCA Commends DoCoMo for Unlocking Handsets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      Contact: Lucy Tutwiler

July 14, 2010                                                                                                              (202) 449-9866

CCA Commends DoCoMo for Unlocking Handsets

Washington, DC – Today, in an ex parte letter filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), CCA (Competitive Carriers Association) commends NTT DoCoMo (DoCoMo) for being the first wireless carrier in Japan to voluntarily unlock its handsets.  CCA is encouraged by DoCoMo’s announcement and continues to urge the FCC to put an end to handset exclusivity in order to promote competition in the marketplace and benefit consumers throughout the United States.

In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “For more than two years, CCA has called on the FCC to bring an end to exclusive handset arrangements.  DoCoMo’s pro-consumer action ensures Japanese consumers can port their handsets to other carriers, effectively reducing market advantage of large carriers and enhancing competition.  It is very compelling that DoCoMo is comfortable relying on their quality of service rather than exclusive deals to maintain their customer base.”

Berry continued, “I strongly urge the FCC to take similar pro-consumer action.  Doesn’t the American consumer deserve a similar freedom to choose the carrier and handset they desire?  The FCC has the obligation to lead with pro-consumer initiatives.  The FCC should call on all wireless carriers to voluntarily put an end to handset exclusivity, giving American consumers the freedom of choice that they desire.”

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