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CTIA’s AccessWireless.org is the “first stop” for people with disabilities and older generations to find the wireless devices and services to meet their unique needs. With information specifically for people with vision, hearing, mobility and manipulation, speech and cognition impairments, AccessWireless.org offers easy to use guides and tips to help users get the most out [...]
Once you’ve found the right device, it’s important to think about how and where you want to use it. From determining how much data or voice minutes you need to understanding contract terms, you’ll find sorting through the wireless plan options are a lot easier by answering the following questions: Prepaid vs. Postpaid: Do you [...]
CTIA and the Wi-Fi Alliance have a long history of coming together to build better products for consumers. CTIA’s Vice President and Show Director Robert Mesirow talks with Wi-Fi Alliance President and CEO Edgar Figueroa about the importance of Wi-Fi in our wireless world and what attendees can expect from this partnership at Super Mobility [...]
LA Auto Show President and Chairman Lisa Kaz talks with CTIA Vice President and Show Director Rob Mesirow about the connected car as a major theme during Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, September 9, 10 & 11, 2014. Register today and join us in Las Vegas for Super Mobility Week!
There are a lot of differences between Europeans and Americans, but as IFA-Consumer Electronics Unlimited Senior Executive Manager Dirk Koslowski points out, they are both facing a growing demand for wireless devices and the amazing services they provide. Learn how IFA and CTIA are partnering and sharing a wireless experience across two continents during Super [...]
After the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote the cellphone unlocking bill, I said: “Today’s action by the House moves us closer to alleviating any confusion stemming from the Copyright Office’s 2012 decision and we await the President’s signature on the bill to compete this process. At the same time, it is important [...]
Your cellphone, smartphone and/or tablet can be an invaluable tool for you and your family during an emergency. Here are some steps you can take to make sure that your wireless devices are ready when needed: Add emergency numbers on every device: By adding those numbers to other devices, you’ll still have access to those [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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’ [...]
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 AccessWireless.org to find the best wireless device and service for your needs. To help you identify the right [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]