Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Protection’
CTIA and the wireless industry are extremely concerned about our customers and their safety. To make sure you protect yourself in the event your cellphone is stolen, here are 2 tips that you can take now to render your mobile device useless. All consumers should use their password to prevent others from accessing your phone. [...]
With the election cycle’s presidential primary season in full force, many Americans have received campaign literature, seen television ads and met candidates who are vying for their vote. Unfortunately, some wireless customers have also received unwanted text messages from political campaigns and some of these messages were sent in the middle of the night (between [...]
In October, CTIA announced the “Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines” that will provide wireless consumers with an alert before and after they reach their monthly limits for voice, data and messaging as well as when they travel abroad. Brian Josef, Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs explains more about the announcement that was made with FCC [...]
In response to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations released today, I issued this statement: “CTIA and the wireless industry agree that when drivers are behind the wheel, safety should be their number one priority. Manual texting while driving is clearly incompatible with safety, which is why we have historically supported a ban on [...]
Speaking at the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB announcement, Patricia Vance, President, Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), says that consumers value ESRB tools to guide and help them make informed choices about the age appropriateness of content. The adoption of ESRB ratings for mobile apps fosters consistency in ratings and standards across multiple [...]
According to Common Sense Media, more than half of all children eight and under have access to a mobile device in the home, and 11 percent use a cellphone, tablet or similar device for media consumption in a typical day. Speaking at the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB announcement, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) [...]
At the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB announcement, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) says that it makes sense to apply ESRB ratings to mobile applications because the ratings board is independent and transparent, giving parents confidence that the system is fair and accurate.
At the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB announcement, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent describes the simple onboarding process for developers to receive a rating for their app. Using the well-known and trusted ESRB ratings, parents will appreciate the reliable information about an app’s content and context.