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A man checks his phone before the spring collection Argentina show at Fashion Week in New York, September 6, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Wireless carriers, FCC agree on 'unlocking' cellphones

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By Alina Selyukh

WASHINGTON - U.S. wireless carriers will make it easier for consumers to "unlock" their mobile phones for use on a competitor's network, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Thursday.

Wheeler told members of Congress an agreement was reached between the carriers and the agency, and details will be presented at an FCC meeting later on Thursday.

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