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How to Protect Your Mobile Wallet

It’s only a matter of time until we solely rely on our cellphones as our wallets. Until then, there are lots of users adopting their mobile devices for banking, payments and shopping. Unfortunately, this increased convenience may make you a more attractive target for cyberthieves. To help consumers keep their financial information safe, here are [...]

Today’s Wireless Family – INFOGRAPHIC

What does the “average” American wireless family look like and how does yours compare? Using a variety of sources, CTIA’s Growing Wireless team has developed this infographic that looks at “Today’s Wireless Family” and provides simple tips for parents. Whether you’re on the go, at home or at school, parents play an important role to [...]

U.S. Offers a Variety of Unlocked Devices: Your Choice

There continues to be some interest in unlocked devices. While I have already explained what the Library of Congress’ October 2012 decision meant for consumers, it appears there is still confusion on this matter. As I said in a statement released this afternoon: “The Librarian of Congress concluded that an exemption was not necessary because [...]

What’s really happening with unlocked devices

Perhaps you’ve seen the stories reporting on the Library of Congress’ October 2012 decision to provide copyright protection to the computer programs used to “lock” subsidized wireless phones to a carrier’s network. The law that governs this decision is Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which Congress passed in 1998. Section 1201 [...]

Guest Post from Sprint: Protect your smartphone in case it is lost or stolen

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been highlighting some of the wireless industry’s tools and tips to help consumers protect themselves and their smartphones from being stolen. Today’s guest post was originally published on the Sprint Community site on April 18 from JGatSprint. It is disconcerting to think about losing your smartphone. From email [...]

Guest Post from T-Mobile USA: Report a lost or stolen phone

We’re continuing to help educate consumers about the tools and tips they can use to protect themselves and their smartphones from being stolen (reminder about the four steps to deter smartphone thefts). Today’s guest blog post is from T-Mobile USA on what its customers should do if their devices are lost or stolen. For more [...]

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 [...]

Anti Theft and Loss Protection Apps for Wireless Handsets

There are a number of apps that can track, locate, lock and/or wipe your wireless device if it gets lost or stolen. As a reminder, we’ve also posted videos with step-by-step instructions on how to install a password on your wireless device. Here are some examples from a variety of popular operating systems. Android App [...]

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