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How to Remove your Personal Information on your Cellphone

Recycling or donating your old devices (and accessories) is great, but make sure you first remove all of your personal information. To remove your personal information from your cellphone, CTIA offers these eight simple tips:   To download and print these tips in both English and Spanish: http://ctia.it/10wxCrJ

How to Protect Your Mobile Wallet

It’s only a matter of time until we solely rely on our cellphones as our wallets. Until then, there are lots of users adopting their mobile devices for banking, payments and shopping. Unfortunately, this increased convenience may make you a more attractive target for cyberthieves. To help consumers keep their financial information safe, here are [...]

CTIA Announces Participating Wireless Providers Met Consumer Usage Alerts Deadline

On October 17, 2011, CTIA and participating wireless providers announced a voluntary initiative that would provide consumers with free usage alerts to help them avoid unexpected overage charges. The four alerts were for voice, data, messaging and international service and were added to the “Consumer Code for Wireless Service,” which is the industry’s set of [...]

The Amazing Smartphone: No Guts, No Glory

No matter how you slice it, the wireless industry has undergone – and continues to go through – an amazing transformation. As of June 2012, there were almost 322 million wireless devices in the U.S., and almost 41 percent of them were smartphones (almost 131 million). This is a 37 percent increase from the previous [...]

The Five Stages of Losing a Smartphone PSA

To help consumers, CTIA and its members developed a public service announcement (PSA) video, which serves as a funny reminder to use their smartphones’ features and apps to remote lock, track and wipe if the devices are lost or stolen. Learn more at http://beforeyouloseit.org For the uncensored PG version, watch this one:

East Coast Wireless Networks Worked, Despite “Unthinkable” Devastation

There is no doubt that the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy – in the metro New York City and New Jersey coastal areas and elsewhere – was of near-Biblical proportions. As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg put it: “Make no mistake about it, this is a devastating storm … Maybe the worst we have [...]

CTIA Statement on the FTC’s “Marketing Your Mobile App” Guidelines

Please attribute the following statement to CTIA-The Wireless Association®: “CTIA supports the FTC’s ‘Marketing Your Mobile App’ Guidelines. These Guidelines are based on the FTC’s well-established Fair Information Practices, which have also been covered for several years in CTIA’s Wireless Consumer Code and Location Based Service Guidelines. Whether it’s around consumers’ privacy, including kids and [...]

CTIA Asks Consumers: Do you want FM radio on your cellphone?

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 10 am-10:30 am, CTIA-The Wireless Association, stopped outside the National Association of Broadcasters building to interview random people to ask them for their opinion on something NAB is pushing on the wireless industry. NAB thinks more wireless device manufacturers ought to include an FM chip in their cellphones and [...]

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