Telecoms regulator Ofcom has banned mobile operators from selling locked phones after December 2021.
Locking mobiles to specific networks often causes confusion for consumers and prevents them from switching at the end of their contracts.
Selina Chadha, Connectivity Director at Ofcom, said:
“We know that lots of people can be put off from switching because their handset is locked.
So we’re banning mobile companies from selling locked phones, which...