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CTIA Statement on the Cellular Telephone Theft Deterrence Act

In response to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s Cellular Telephone Theft Deterrence Act (S. 3186), I issued the following statement: “CTIA’s members are committed to protecting their customers and their wireless devices from theft. We are pleased to support Senator Schumer’s legislation and believe it will be an important tool in the effort to combat the […]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523), I issued this statement: “We applaud the members of Congress who voted on this important piece of legislation that will help protect our nation’s communications networks from cyber threats. We thank Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger […]

April is National 911 Education Month

CTIA is excited to be one of eight national organizations that recognize April as National 911 Education Month. In partnership with public safety, CTIA and our member companies are committed to educating the public about the importance of appropriately and responsibly using 911 services. We also want to raise awareness about the challenges facing our […]

Guest Post from AT&T: Protecting Your Device, Protecting Your Information

As part of our continued efforts to educate consumers about the tools and tips they can use to protect themselves and their smartphones from being stolen (as part of the four steps to deter smartphone thefts), we’re posting some information from the participating wireless companies. Today’s guest blog post was originally posted on the AT&T […]

U.S. Wireless Industry Announces Steps to Help Deter Smartphone Thefts and Protect Consumer Data

CTIA and its members always want America’s wireless users to be safe. This morning, CTIA and participating wireless companies announced the following four steps to help deter smartphone thefts and protect consumer data. These four voluntary industry commitments by CTIA and our participating members will effectively address this issue while continuing to evolve as new […]

Tweet for Help Using Your Mobile Phone

On March 11, 2011, Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami that claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people. That disaster, like important events that happen across the globe, was shared nearly instantaneously to wide audiences with the help of social media services such as Twitter. With a wireless device, broadcasting a tweet […]

Keep States Accountable for Misuse of E911 Funds

Every day, there are almost 400,000 wireless 911 calls made. With nearly 30 percent of consumers living in wireless-only households, CTIA believes all wireless customers should have access to E911 services. Even though wireless consumers pay more than $2 billion a year in 911 fees and charges to support their state and local 911 systems, […]

“Find My iPhone” MobileMe App – A Wireless Lifesaver

As anyone who is in the wireless industry can attest, we hear a lot of stories about how a wireless device helped someone out in a jam. It might be something as simple as letting someone know you’re running late or it could mean saving a person’s life. Since my wireless devices, like many of […]

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