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How to Recycle Your “Old” Devices and Accessories

Owning a wireless device is only one part of that product’s lifecycle, it is our belief that recycling your well-used smartphone or tablet is just as important. Many consumers know that their wireless devices are capable of being recycled, but are unsure of what steps to take so that their phones, tablets and accessories are [...]

Super Mobility Week: The Money Event

Bringing together thought leaders in mobile money and entrepreneurs from around the world, Aditya Khurjekar, cofounder of the Money Event and Let’s Talk Payments contributor, discusses The Money Event at Super Mobility Week, including the Money Pavilion and the regional challenges for inventors. Hurry and register by Monday, July 21 to get $300 off your [...]

Super Mobility Week: Innovators Exhibit Here

The Connected Life Zone is an all new exhibit area at Super Mobility Week that reflects the advancements made in wireless geared toward the connected user, radically changing the way consumers utilize mobile. Hurry and register by Monday, July 21 to get $300 off your registration!

CTIA Statement After the FCC and NTIA Release Coordination Procedures for 1755-1780, 1695-1710 MHz Bands

After the FCC and the NTIA released coordination procedures for the 1755-1780 and 1695-1710 MHz bands, I said: “CTIA is pleased that the FCC and NTIA have released coordination procedures for the 1755-1780 and 1695-1710 MHz bands. Maximizing information for prospective bidders, and maximizing timely access for AWS-3 licenses will be essential to ensuring that [...]

CTIA Statement on NTIA Statement After the NTIA Released its Federal Agency Transition Plans

Following the release of the NTIA’s federal agencies’ transition plans for vacating or sharing spectrum bands set to be auctioned by FCC, I said: “While we are reviewing the details of the transition plan, we appreciate NTIA’s effort to keep the AWS-3 process moving forward. As both independent reports and our own survey demonstrate, consumer [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said: “We appreciate Chairman Goodlatte’s leadership in the effort to pass PITFA, which will help keep the Internet affordable and Americans connected. We hope the Senate moves expeditiously to follow suit and alleviate provider and [...]

What You Need to Know about 911 Location Accuracy

CTIA and our members have a long history of supporting the first responder community, and we share the FCC’s goal to provide them, including those in the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), with the tools needed to accurately identify a 911 caller’s location, regardless of whether they are located indoors or outside. Our member companies’ [...]

How to Find the Right Device for You

With new devices released almost every day, there are a wide variety of options for consumers, which also means there’s the “perfect” device to fit your unique needs. If you’re a senior or have disabilities, check out to find the best wireless device and service for your needs. To help you identify the right [...]

Super Mobility Week: CTIA MobileTalks

The CTIA educational program is all new this year at Super Mobility Week with CTIA MobileTalks, a fast-paced and interactive experience designed to provide behind-the-scenes, one-on-one access to the people and technologies powering the next generation of mobility. Hurry and register by July 21 to get $300 off your registration!

CTIA Statement in Response to the U.S. House of Representatives Passing a Bill to Amend the IRS Code of 1986 to Modify and Make Permanent Bonus Depreciation

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing a bill to amend the IRS Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation (H.R. 4718), I said: “CTIA thanks Congressman Tiberi and Chairman Camp for their work to make accelerated depreciation permanent. This is the sort of forward-looking tax policy that promotes the [...]

OnStar and Wireless Help Asthma Sufferer: July WOW Wireless Lifechanger

While on the road with her young daughter, NaToshya Reed started to suffer an asthma attack, limiting her ability to talk and breathe. Utilizing the OnStar service in her car as well as her personal device, she communicated with emergency responders for quick assistance.

CTIA Statement After the Introduction of the E-LABEL Act

After the introduction of the E-LABEL Act by Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), I said: “CTIA thanks Chairman Rockefeller and Senator Fischer for their bipartisan leadership on the E-LABEL Act. The communications industry has changed dramatically in the 40 years since the Commission adopted its initial rules on device labeling. It’s [...]

CTIA Statement After the US Senate Judiciary Committee Mark-Up of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act

In response to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee mark-up of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (S. 517), I said: “We appreciate the Judiciary Committee’s effort to strike an appropriate balance by authorizing unlocking without imposing obligations on carriers. We view the bill approved today as consistent with Chairman Leahy’s original proposal, which [...]

Why Consumers Care about Spectrum: July WOW Insider Interview

We use our mobile devices for everything, but in order to keep up with our mobile lifestyle, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker explains why wireless companies need more spectrum. As independent reports project even more usage by consumers, spectrum is critical to more robust, faster and more advanced mobile services.

How to Prevent Smartphone Theft: July WOW Policy Point

From providing apps that help consumers remotely track, lock and wipe their devices to working with law enforcement to prevent lost or stolen devices from being reactivated, the wireless industry remains committed to protecting consumers and their personal information.

Wireless Helps Manage Boston’s Water: July WOW Wireless at Work

The Boston Metropolitan Water Resources Authority uses wireless to identify and respond to problems quickly as well as improve its management of water quality and flow.

How to Maximize Your Wireless Device’s Battery Life

Mobile device battery life remains one of the key areas of industry innovation and differentiation. Many consumer studies demonstrated its importance, particularly given the ever increasing diversity of capabilities that smartphones offer today. Displays have grown in size from small alphanumeric feature phones to phablets that may be used to watch YouTube videos and surf [...]

What Is Super Mobility Week?

With partners from around the world representing sectors that include the connected home, health and banking, Super Mobility Week will be the epicenter of the expanding wireless ecosystem and the connected world September 9, 10 & 11, 2014 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Why the FDA is Interested in Your Health App

More than 1,000 new health-related apps appear in app stores every month. This particular sector of the wireless and health care industries enjoyed the benefits of a light regulatory touch, leading to incredible innovation and benefits for consumers. But when it comes to people’s health, it’s important that regulatory branches like the Food and Drug [...]

AMBER Alert via WEA Leads to Safe Recovery of Three Children

We all know how quickly life can change. In just a matter of seconds, a series of circumstances plays out and by good fortune, design or both, a potentially disastrous situation is averted and the despair of what might have been is replaced with the absolute joy of what did happen. That’s exactly what occurred [...]

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