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Published March 13, 2013, 04:35 PM

Senator Al Franken introduces a bill to make cell phone transferring easier

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- Minnesota Senator Al Franken has introduced a bill to make it easier for consumers to transfer their cell phones from one wireless provider to another.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- Minnesota Senator Al Franken has introduced a bill to make it easier for consumers to transfer their cell phones from one wireless provider to another.

The bi-partisan backed bill would let you keep your phone when you switch providers. Franken says it's a common sense solution, giving people their freedom of choice back.

Currently you can "not" take your phone and switch to another provider at a cheaper price.

Franken says, "It's the way it's been since we had cellphones and smart phones. It's just that the Library of Congress changed it and Congress can change it back and we're going to do it."

So what's the penalty for breaking the law? Senator Franken says it could put you behind bars for up to five years. The bill is set to be vote on in the upcoming weeks.

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