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CTIA’s Tips to Protect Yourself If Your Cellphone is Stolen

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. [...]

CTIA Reader Poll: Consumer Tips to Check Wireless Usage

CTIA, FCC and Consumers Union Announce Free Alerts to Help Consumers Avoid Unexpected Overage Charges

In a press announcement today with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Consumers Union Parul Desai, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent announced the “Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines,” as an addition to our “Consumer Code for Wireless Service.” As a result, wireless providers will send free alerts to subscribers to help them manage their usage [...]

Kids and Responsible Wireless Use

Since the mobile Internet is quickly becoming more popular and the preferred way for millions of Americans, including children, to access the web, it’s important that kids are educated on responsible wireless use. CTIA’s talks with Common Sense Media’s Vice President of Policy Alan Simpson, who provides parents with simple tips to keep their children [...]

Kids and Online Safety with Nebraska’s AG Jon Bruning

Wireless online safety is an important area of interest for state attorneys general. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning talks about the combination of sensible legislation and parental responsibility to keep kids safe in the wireless world.

FCC and FEMA Help Consumers Prepare for Disasters With Wireless Technology

Wireless technology is invaluable for consumers and public safety personnel, especially during emergencies. For those of us who were on the East Coast last month during the earthquake and Hurricane Irene, millions of used their wireless devices to let their loved ones know they were safe or contact 911 for help. Many also used their mobile [...]

Kids and Online Safety with FTC

If you’re a parent who is looking for tips on how to talk to your children about online safety, check out this video interview. The Federal Trade Commission’s Assistant Director for Consumer and Business Education in the Bureau of Consumer Protection Nat Wood talks about the agency’s effort to assist in that effort, which features the [...]

September WOW Policy Point: How to Educate so Children are Responsible Wireless Users

Mobile device are improving the way we work, learn and live. While technology continues to evolve and offer new capabilities, we must educate others, including children, to be responsible users. In this month’s WOW Policy Point, CTIA provides parents and caring adults with tips to help you educate your children so they are safe and [...]

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