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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 [...]

Mobile Education and the Wireless Industry… “Anytime, anywhere learning”

At the recent CTIA WIRELESS show in New Orleans I was so astounded by how wireless has truly revolutionized the area of mobile education that I thought it would make sense to briefly investigate the intersection of mobile broadband and education. We visited a local public school in Arlington, Virginia to get a sense of [...]

Guest Post from Sprint: Protect your smartphone in case it is lost or stolen

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been highlighting some of the wireless industry’s tools and tips to help consumers protect themselves and their smartphones from being stolen. Today’s guest post was originally published on the Sprint Community site on April 18 from JGatSprint. It is disconcerting to think about losing your smartphone. From email [...]

Guest Post from T-Mobile USA: Report a lost or stolen phone

We’re continuing to help educate consumers about the tools and tips they can use to protect themselves and their smartphones from being stolen (reminder about the four steps to deter smartphone thefts). Today’s guest blog post is from T-Mobile USA on what its customers should do if their devices are lost or stolen. For more [...]

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