CTIA-The Wireless Association® ‘Wonder of Wireless’ and Blog to Focus on Consumer Topics in August

August 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The wireless industry constantly develops new products, services and initiatives to benefit consumers, and CTIA-The Wireless Association® is highlighting some of those offerings in August as well as separating fact from fiction on several wireless-related myths and urban legends. This month’s edition of the “Wonder of Wireless” (WOW) webcast and our blog (www.ctia.org/blog) will feature some of the most frequently asked or interesting inquiries we’ve received and focus on some of the innovative ways that wireless enriches our daily lives.

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  • Everyone has experienced being in a store and having a question about a product or service yet there’s no one available to help. What if that situation occurred during a late-night trip to a pharmacy or some other personal services store? In the August edition of Wireless at Work, see how Alcatel-Lucent’s Human Kiosk uses wireless technology to raise consumer service to a whole new level.
  • In this month’s Industry Insider, CTIA visits with West Wireless Health Institute CEO Don Casey to talk about the latest in the quickly evolving world of wireless health. Casey explains how mobile wireless services are reshaping the healthcare industry and the benefits mHealth offers consumers. CTIA also spoke with the NARUC Telecommunications Committee Chair and New York Public Services Commissioner Maureen Harris to discuss the appropriate role of state regulators in wireless issues.
  • CTIA’s Policy Point focuses on five wireless topics and offers tips and useful information about them. Recycling, safe driving and taxes and fees are just a few of what’s covered as these are important to both consumers and the wireless industry.
  • Maranda Chatman of Decatur, IL, was on her way to school one morning when a man pulled over and tried to lure her to get in his car. After Maranda reached in her backpack for her cell phone to call for help, the man drove away. In this month’s Wireless Lifesaver, watch Maranda talk about what happened and how wireless technology helped keep her safe.

Throughout the month of August, CTIA’s blog will include posts that look at some of the wireless urban legends as well as covering other topics that impact U.S. mobile users. CTIA will provide tips on how to: protect your wireless device from spyware and malware; recycle your phone and accessories; keep kids safe and responsible when using their mobile devices; and many more.

To watch the August WOW webcast, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/wow/index.cfm/2010/8/.

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, DC.

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