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Thank you, 9-1-1!

April is National 9-1-1 Education Month, and CTIA and the wireless industry are proud to be longstanding partners of the public safety community. We are investing in the necessary technology so public safety may continue to receive the most accurate information using the latest mobile products and services: Text-to-9-1-1. The national carriers voluntarily committed and […]

Wireless Emergency Alerts Explained: April WOW Insider Interview

Launching in April 2012, Wireless Emergency Alerts have already saved numerous lives. CTIA Assistant Vice President Brian Josef explains how these text-like alerts are free, but to make sure to check with your wireless carrier to see if your device is WEA-capable and service is available in your area.

Sprint: Help Companies Save Fuel and Improve Safety

By using fleet management wirelessly, Sprint Director of Environmental Initiatives Darren Beck discusses how it helps other companies reduce their fleet vehicles’ fuel use and environmental impact.

CPR-trained? Download PulsePoint to Help Save a Life

When we say mobility can help change lives, we mean it. I am so excited by our Foundation’s important work to support the PulsePoint CPR and PulsePoint AED (Automated External Defibrillator) apps. If a cardiac emergency occurs in a public place, this location-aware app alerts nearby CPR-trained users while simultaneously dispatching professional first responders to […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s August Open Meeting on Text-to-911 and Wireless Towers

After the FCC’s August Open Meeting, I said:                                                         “CTIA and its member companies have a strong record of enhancing public safety so that wireless consumers, including the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired communities, can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. This record was demonstrated by the successful voluntary commitment made over […]

How to Prepare Your Devices In Case of Emergency

Your cellphone, smartphone and/or tablet can be an invaluable tool for you and your family during an emergency. Here are some steps you can take to make sure that your wireless devices are ready when needed: Add emergency numbers on every device: By adding those numbers to other devices, you’ll still have access to those […]

OnStar and Wireless Help Asthma Sufferer: July WOW Wireless Lifechanger

While on the road with her young daughter, NaToshya Reed started to suffer an asthma attack, limiting her ability to talk and breathe. Utilizing the OnStar service in her car as well as her personal device, she communicated with emergency responders for quick assistance.

AMBER Alert via WEA Leads to Safe Recovery of Three Children

We all know how quickly life can change. In just a matter of seconds, a series of circumstances plays out and by good fortune, design or both, a potentially disastrous situation is averted and the despair of what might have been is replaced with the absolute joy of what did happen. That’s exactly what occurred […]

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