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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 [...]

Oregon Man Saves Trapped Child: WOW Wireless Lifesaver

Chris O’Neill was driving along Lake Oswego, Oregon when he saw an SUV teetering over an embankment. After using his cellphone to call 911, he risked his life by crawling into the unsteady SUV to save the 4-year old strapped in the backseat.

Join CTIA to Stop States from Raiding 911 Funds

There is no question that our public safety professionals – first responders, police, firefighters, paramedics – are amazing individuals. They put their lives on the line to save others. While others run away from a disaster, they run to it. Quite simply, these men and women are amazing. So it is disheartening to read in [...]

App Creates Virtual Escort Home: WOW Wireless Lifesaver January 2013

The students at the University of Maryland in College Park are safer on campus these days thanks to Dr. Ashok Agrawala. He describes a virtual campus safety app he created called “Escort-M” that transmits real-time audio, video and location information from a UMD user’s wireless device to public safety personnel at the university’s Security Operations [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of the Delivery of Text-to-911 FNPRM

After the FCC adopted the “Delivery of Text-to-911” Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), I said: “CTIA and its member companies have long been committed to, and have a strong record of, enhancing public safety and ensuring that wireless consumers can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. Last week’s voluntary commitment by the nation’s [...]

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:

Insider Interview: 2012 VITA Wireless Samaritan Awards

In the July Wonder of Wireless (WOW) Insider Interview, CTIA-The Wireless Foundation’s Executive Director Kimberly Bassett and Vice President of Wireless Internet Development and former Executive Director of The Wireless Foundation David Diggs talk about the history of the annual event, its purpose and some of their favorite moments from the VITA™ Wireless Samaritan Awards. [...]

Policy Point: Wireless Initiatives to Help Keep You and Your Data Safe

CTIA and the wireless industry offer a number of programs, tools and features to help educate and protect customers. In the July Wonder of Wireless (WOW) Policy Point, CTIA looks at industry-led initiatives, such as Wireless Emergency Alerts and the smartphone anti-theft and database program. Thanks to the flexible regulatory environment, our customers have the [...]

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