Japan’s MIC Issues SIM Unlock Order

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Japan’s communications ministry has instructed the nation’s mobile operators to give the option to unlock all new smartphones starting from next year.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has issued a directive calling for all new smartphones sold from May 2015 to have their SIMs unlocked if asked by the customer, Reuters reported. The option must be offered at no extra cost.

While the ministry has been leaning on operators to offering a wider choice of data plans, they have held off on regulatory intervention until now. Read more at Telecomasia

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