Ofcom, the UK regulator, which is expected to auction 5g of 700MHz spectrum in early 2021, has announced that it will ban the sale of phones locked to certain operators, meaning that all UK phones will have to unlock sales from December 2021. The only new details are the date. At the launch of the anti lock program in December 2019, Lindsey Fussell, head of Ofcom’s consumer group, said the current experience of switching mobile providers could be really frustrating. By freeing mobile users from locked phones, our program will save people time, energy and money – and help them unlock better deals. &British Internet operators had previously believed that locking up mobile phones would help prevent theft and fraud. However, possibly to comply with existing EU rules, the UK’s four largest operators already sell only unlocked phones. < / P > < p > O2, sky, 3, virgin, EE, Vodafone and other operators have expressed their concern and are ready to implement these changes when they come into effect. Privacy Policy