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FEMA to Allow People to Apply for Disaster Aid on Smart Phones

Yesterday, FEMA announced that people will now be able to apply for diaster aid via their smart phones.  According to FEMA, approximately 40% of people applying for aid online after a disaster, we’re pleased to see they are offering people the chance to use their wireless devices. While our industry continues to innovate and offer [...]

Helpful Tips Before Beginning Your Search

Today’s part three video provides tips for individuals with disabilities before they begin their search for a new device.  Specifically, visitors will: Learn About The Design Of A Wireless Device: Clamshell Vs Candybar Styles Identify Features Of Cell Phones: Ringtones, Vibration, Texting, Email Identify Helpful Hearing Assistive Technology And Wireless Accessories: Neck Loop, Bluetooth Options

How to Use Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Ratings to Choose Your Wireless Device

In a follow-up to yesterday’s post, today’s video provides more information for individuals who need to ensure their wireless device is compatible with their hearing aid.  In today’s video, visitors will find: Using Hearing Aids With Cell Phones Identifying Cochlear Implant Compatibility Issues About T-Coil Mode Choosing A Cell Phone By Combining Your Hearing Aid [...]

Introduction to Hearing Aid Compatibility

Together with the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (Wireless RERC), CTIA and the wireless industry have developed a five-part video series to help consumers choose a hearing aid compatible wireless device that meets their needs.  Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll highlight each video.  In today’s segment, users will learn: Finding Useful Web Resources  [...]

CTIA’s Consumer Tips on International Travel: Highlight of Available Apps

Here’s the second post on a few of the applications that are available for consumers to help them manage their usage when traveling internationally. As a reminder, here’s the carrier-specific information that we posted earlier today as part of the FCC’s “Wireless World Travel Week” . Android/Droid Netcounter Application keeps track of data usage on [...]

CTIA’s Consumer Tips on International Travel: What Your Carrier Offers

As we announced this morning in our press release, CTIA and the wireless industry are pleased to work with the FCC on their “Wireless World Travel Week”  to inform consumers on what they should do before they travel internationally. For those who are staying close to home, but want to know how to manage their [...]

Consumer Tip: How to Manage Your Wireless Account

As we said in our statement yesterday, CTIA looks forward to educating the FCC on the free offerings many carriers provide their consumers to help them manage their wireless usage. Here’s some of the shortcuts that carriers offer their customers.  As a reminder, consumers may also call their carriers or visit their carriers’ websites to get [...]

CTIA & The Wireless Foundation Join Insafe to Recognize Safer Internet Day on February 9th

As part of a worldwide effort to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile devices among youth, CTIA-The Wireless Association® and The Wireless Foundation® will join more than 60 countries to recognize Insafe’s 7th Annual Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 9th.  This year’s theme, “Think B4 U Post!” is focused [...]

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