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CTIA-The Wireless Association® Features Wireless Safety in July’s “Wonder of Wireless”

July 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the July edition of the “Wonder of Wireless” (WOW) webcast and blog (http://blog.ctia.org), CTIA-The Wireless Association® highlights several of the industry’s safety programs and features a new mobile application to help users improve their personal physical fitness. The voluntary safety efforts allow the industry to efficiently and effectively address the needs of consumers while also providing the flexibility needed to adapt with the evolving wireless marketplace. We also preview the 2012 VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Achievement Awards that honor wireless users who have used mobile technology during emergency situations to help others.

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This month’s WOW offers the following:

  • INSIDER INTERVIEW – CTIA-The Wireless Foundation’s Executive Director Kimberly Bassett and Vice President of Wireless Internet Development and former Executive Director of The Wireless Foundation David Diggs talk about the history of the VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Awards, share some of their favorite moments from the event and provide a sneak peak of what to expect at this year’s ceremony.
  • POLICY POINT – CTIA and the wireless industry offer a number of programs, tools and features to help educate and protect customers. Industry-led initiatives, such as Wireless Emergency Alerts and the smartphone anti-theft and databases program, provide customers with the best wireless experience thanks to a flexible regulatory environment that allows the wireless industry to innovate and adapt to consumers’ changing needs.
  • WIRELESS AT WORK - United Health Group’s Michelle Lafrenz demonstrates the Optimize Me 2.0 app, which allows users to track their health goals and access a health coach. The “coach” is related to your employer health plan and offers tips, articles and information so you can meet your health goals and live a healthier life.
  • WIRELESS LIFESAVER – In anticipation of the CTIA-The Wireless Foundation’s 2012 VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Achievement Awards, we are highlighting three past award recipients who used wireless technology to save lives, stop crimes and help in emergencies. Featured recipients are Val Renfro, a Texas grandmother who used her courage, car and a wireless device to help apprehend a purse thief; Amber and Jeremy Engel, who used a cellphone to receive real-time medical assistance and safely deliver their healthy baby; and Darrin Boehmer, who helped save a disabled man’s life by calling emergency services on his wireless device.

To watch the July WOW Webcast, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/wow/index.cfm/2012/07/.

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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