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House OKs on final reading bill unlocking mobile devices

Jun 23, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The Consumer Protection on Mobile Communication Service Contract allows consumers to have their mobile wireless devices unlocked prior to lock in period expiration

Telcos say phone kill switches need more study, maker support

Feb 23, 2015 - 7:58 PM

PLDT spokesperson Ramon Isberto says the proposal needs study to fit the Philippine context while Globe s Yoly Crisanto adds that device makers should also enable a kill switch in their phones

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DOJ to telcos: Have phone kill switches to prevent theft

Feb 16, 2015 - 8:47 PM

The justice department s cybercrime office is inspired by the dramatic drop in cellular phone thefts in California New York and London phones were installed kill switches

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