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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 [...]

The Wireless Foundation’s VITA Awards for Using Wireless to Improve Lives

Last night, The Wireless Foundation held its VITA Achievement dinner, where it recognized individuals and organizations that used wireless technology to make a positive and significant societal impact. The evening’s honorees were (and read the Wireless Samaritans award winners’ inspiring stories): Congressional Honoree: U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller Among the Senator’s many accomplishments, his leadership on [...]

How the City of Boston Reduces Water Leaks and Improve Maintenance

In an effort to better manage water quality and flow as well as sewage disposal for millions of homes and businesses, the Boston Metropolitan Water Resources Authority has retrofitted hundreds of their underground meters with wireless chips to collect instantaneous data. This information helps the Boston Water Authority workers identify leaks and other problems in [...]

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

The Smartest Buoy in the Bay

For more than 300 years catching fish, oysters and the famous Chesapeake Blue Crab has been a major economic driver for many Maryland residents. By using wireless interpretive buoys, vital data and information, such as speed and direction of the currents, are being transmitted to the watermen and charter captains improving their chances of a [...]

Green Operations: Wireless Parking in San Francisco

Motorists in downtown San Francisco are participating in a pilot project that allows them to use their wireless devices to locate empty parking spaces on city streets. This novel program is designed to reduce carbon emissions, traffic congestion and save valuable time.

CTIA & BSR Report Proves Wireless Means Cost Savings and Efficiencies for Businesses

Wireless is revolutionizing industries by providing businesses with eco-friendly wireless solutions such as e-billing, wireless fleet monitoring and smart grid technologies. Businesses are reducing their environmental footprint by adopting these sustainable business practices, which helps to preserve the environment for the health of our planet and for future generations. Today at CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ [...]

10 Most Popular Questions on the U.S. Wireless Industry

In this dynamic and constantly evolving wireless industry, we’ve accepted the fact that there is no “final” draft in our Wireless Industry Overview …or any of our industry overview documents. Instead, we’re always updating these “living” documents. But while the industry keeps changing, as the head of research, I’ve noticed I’m consistently asked the following [...]

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