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I Accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

After being challenged by AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega, I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In honor of Ralph and his great team at AT&T, CTIA will also make a donation to support ALS research. We support research of all kinds, not just wireless and tech. But who am I challenging now? I know [...]

CTIA Statement In Response to the NTIA’s Petition to the FCC on Unlocked Mobile Devices

In response to the NTIA’s petition to the FCC on unlocked mobile devices, I said: “While we have not yet reviewed NTIA’s petition on cellphone unlocking filed today, CTIA welcomes the opportunity to work with the Administration and the FCC to highlight the wealth of device options that exist for U.S. consumers today and carriers’ [...]

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 [...]

Cutting Health Costs By Going Wireless

Congestive heart failure is a struggle for patients, but for those who are in rural areas, it’s even harder since access to medical care is challenging. Rita Yazzie, featured in this video, uses monitoring equipment to transmit vital signs and blood pressure from her Navajo reservation in rural Arizona to the Flagstaff Medical Center seventy [...]

Wireless Prostheses

For Oksana Masters, a 2012 Paralympic Bronze Medalist and a double above the knee amputee, adjusting her prostheses meant imprecise measurements or trips to the doctor. Thanks to wireless technology, Oksana may remotely adjust the prostheses through an app or simply calling her caregiver. Whether it’s adjusting for a change of pace or terrain or [...]

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

NCMEC Hope Awards 2013 Dinner

Last night in Washington, D.C., CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent accepted the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Hope Awards. Steve accepted the award on behalf of the wireless industry for its work on the Wireless AMBER Alerts, which has now transitioned to Wireless Emergency Alerts. As Steve noted in his remarks, [...]

CTIA Commends FTC For Its Case to Stop Unauthorized Charges on Consumers Bills

In response to the Federal Trade Commission filing its first case against unauthorized charges on consumers’ mobile monthly bills, I said, “CTIA commends the FTC for its action today to add enforcement and deterrence to the wireless industry’s already extensive efforts to combat cramming. It’s our members’ priority to ensure their customers have a positive [...]

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