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Jamie Hastings

Jamie Hastings joined CTIA in 2011, and is responsible for advocating on policy issues for the U.S. wireless industry before all levels of state government, including public service commissions, state legislatures, governors and state attorneys general. She also engages numerous third-party organizations on a variety of topics and analyzes state legislation and regulatory proposals to ensure market-driven policies continue to reflect the ever-changing and innovative wireless industry.

Prior to joining CTIA, Hastings spent 11 years at T-Mobile USA, most recently as its vice president of state legislative affairs. She previously worked at Omnipoint Communications, Inc, where she was director and senior counsel in the legal and regulatory affairs department. She has also served as director of government relations and government operations for the County of Westchester.

Hastings graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor of arts in English. She earned a Juris Doctor from Union University Albany Law School and has a certificate from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.

How to Find the Right Accessibility Device and Services

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 [...]

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 [...]

Parent’s Guide to Mobile Phones Now Available

CTIA’s and its member companies’ commitment to providing parents with the resources needed to educate kids about responsible wireless use is clear. Building on CTIA’s GrowingWireless.com and other existing member company efforts, we are pleased to release the Parent’s Guide to Mobile Phones (also available in Spanish),developed by the online safety experts at ConnectSafely.org and [...]

RI Agreed Industry’s Voluntary Commitment is the Right Step to Help Stop Smartphone Theft

Yesterday, Rhode Island state policymakers recognized that the wireless industry’s “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” was the right initiative, not legislation, needed to help stop smartphone thefts. Individually and industry-wide via CTIA, we remain committed to helping law enforcement with this important issue. As we said many times before, legislating a so-called solution, such as a [...]

Wireless 911 Calls: Remember Location, Location, Location

As we’ve said before (here and here), April is “911 Education Month” and a good time to remind ourselves about how, at their core, wireless devices are public safety tools we can use to call 911. Approximately every two seconds, someone calls 911 via wireless in the U.S., which is the equivalent to more than [...]

States and Localities Must be Good Stewards of Wireless Consumers’ Support for 911

As April is “911 Education Month,” it’s a good time to think about how the wireless industry and its consumers support our nation’s 911 communication system. Americans use wireless to contact 911 services more than 400,000 times per day to save lives, stop crimes and help others in emergencies. But the numbers don’t tell the [...]

What You Should Know about Text-to-911

April is “National 911 Education Month,” so it’s a good time to say thanks to first responders – and their families – who are tirelessly and selflessly dedicating themselves to saving protecting people and saving lives. It’s also important that we understand how to use 911 in an emergency, especially as wireless embarks upon a [...]

Parent’s Guide: How to Manage Your Kids’ Cellphone Bills [Infographic]

Putting your kids on the family wireless plan keeps them in touch with family and friends, but without knowing the limits on calls, texts or data usage, they may run up your monthly bill. To help parents manage their kids’ cellphone usage, this infographic from Growing Wireless offers simple tips to set those important limits. [...]