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Japan says hello to the SIM-free world

Foxconn will be producing Huawei smartphones in Guizhou.

TOKYO -- Every cellphone service subscriber in Japan can now request that their SIM cards be unlocked. The new instruction took affect at the beginning of the month to make it easier for consumers to keep their phones when switching carriers.

     The proposal is opening up a huge playing field, one that foreign cellphone makers are taking advantage of.

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