26 August 2009

The Campaign to Free Our Phones Is Working.

Dear fellow Americans,

Greedy mobile phone carriers have finally been put on notice. After more than 20,000 petition signatures from Free Press members, the FCC has put industry abuses like blocked applications, locked contracts, and excessive texting and termination fees at the top of its agenda.

Tomorrow, all five commissioners are meeting together for the first time to discuss the future of wireless communications. It’s the perfect moment to drive home our message: America’s mobile phone industry needs to change.

We have to be sure the FCC gets the message. Our goal today is to double the impact of the petition before hand it to the FCC tomorrow -- to go from 20,000 to 40,000 voices for better mobile phones in America.

Tell the FCC to Free Our Phones Now

Please sign our petition and help pry open the mobile phone market to consumer choices, open access, and lower costs for everyone. If you have already signed on, please forward this note to your friends urging them to join us in this final push.

It's because you and other Free Press members have made this an issue that Washington and the media are paying attention. Since we launched this campaign:

  • The FCC has launched an inquiry into the blocking of applications on the iPhone;
  • Leading members of the Senate have written letters calling for an investigation of locked phone contracts;
  • Prominent publications like the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and USA Today have condemned the carriers’ stranglehold on competition, innovation and choice in the U.S. mobile phone market.

Thank you for putting this issue on the national agenda. Now we need to make sure that Washington follows through.

Thanks Again,

Timothy Karr
Campaign Director
Free Press Action Fund

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