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2012-07-24 06:29:07

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association® honored Clarence Williams of Gardner, Kansas with a VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award at the 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner July 23. After witnessing a car accident, Williams used his cellphone to give detailed information to dispatchers that helped save the life of a mother and her unborn daughter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-b)...

2012-07-24 06:29:05

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chris O'Neill of Lake Oswego, Oregon was honored with a VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award by The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association® for using his cellphone to summon help and save a 4-year-old boy who was in a perilous situation. O'Neill received the award July 23 at the 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-b ) O'Neill was driving on North Shore Road...

2012-07-24 06:29:00

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Beckley, Jr. and Tyler Creswell, both 13 years old, were honored by The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association® with a VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award at the 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner July 23 for helping to save a couple from a burning house. The Canton, Ohio teens were waiting for their school bus when they noticed a house fire, used a cellphone to call 911 and assisted two residents to...

2012-07-24 06:28:59

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition for creating a virtual campus safety app to help students travel safely at night, University of Maryland at College Park computer science professor Dr. Ashok Agrawala was honored by The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association® with a VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award at the 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner July 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-b) Created by Dr....

2012-07-24 06:28:57

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association® honored 5-year-old Jordan Poulin of Holland, Michigan with a VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award at the 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner July 23. Poulin was honored for her quick thinking when her mother began to suffer from a seizure, and Poulin dialed 911 on her mother's cellphone while keeping her 5-month-old brother calm until help arrived. (Logo:...

2012-07-24 06:25:36

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Murphy's ingenuity, resourcefulness and a cellphone helped him save a life as a tornado ripped through Harrisburg, Illinois on Leap Day 2012. Murphy was honored for his lifesaving efforts with a VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award at the 18(th) Annual Achievement Awards dinner July 23 by The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association®. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-b) Murphy was...

2012-07-20 10:23:41

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its report "Realizing the Full Potential of Government-Held Spectrum to Spur Economic Growth," CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Guttman-McCabe released the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a) "We thank the Administration and PCAST for focusing on the need...

2012-07-03 06:23:48

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...

2012-06-28 10:28:25

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's markup of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1860), which would create a national framework to prevent state and local governments from imposing multiple and discriminatory taxation on downloaded digital goods and services (e.g. e-books, music, apps, etc.), CTIA-The Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement: (Logo:...

2012-06-27 10:27:14

Online Registration for Attendees, Media and Analysts is Now Open WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA Enterprise & Applications(TM) 2012 today announced Scott Griffith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zipcar will speak on October 9 at 9:30 a.m. PT, and Robin Bienfait, Chief Information Officer at Research In Motion will speak on October 10 at 9:30 a.m. PT. They join previously announced keynote speakers Steve Trilling, Chief Technology Officer of...