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2010-10-28 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its continued commitment to driving the evolution of the mobile health marketplace, CTIA-The Wireless Association® today announced that it is hosting the first Wireless Health Pavilion at the MEDICA 2010 World Forum for Medicine and International Trade Fair and Congress. The Wireless Health Pavilion will feature the latest mobile products, applications and network management solutions focused on improving health and...

2010-09-09 08:12:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® commends the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for their efforts to increase awareness and participation in Lifeline and Link-Up programs. The "National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week" (September 13-17, 2010) is dedicated to ensuring...

2010-08-02 10:53:00

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...

2010-07-28 08:07:00

Updates to the 2003 Code reflect expanding consumer demand for new wireless service offerings such as data plans and prepaid service WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® released today an updated version of its "Consumer Code for Wireless Service," which was originally developed in 2003 to help consumers make informed choices when selecting and managing their wireless service. While CTIA periodically reviews the Code to ensure it...

2010-06-29 09:03:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Text4baby (www.text4baby.org), a free mobile educational service that provides timely health information to women from early pregnancy through their babies' first year, today announced that more than 50,000 participants have now registered to receive these weekly text messages. A program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby has sent over two million English and Spanish text messages to help pregnant and...

2010-06-23 11:30:00

CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois State Attorney General Lisa Madigan, The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association® convened child safety advocates, policymakers and industry experts today to discuss local and national initiatives to help ensure Illinois' children are using their wireless devices in a responsible manner and are prepared for the increasingly high-tech and mobile future. As part of the national "Be Smart. Be Fair. Be Safe: Responsible...

2010-06-21 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- After the FCC announced the "Wireless World Travel Week," CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement: "CTIA and the wireless industry are pleased to join the FCC in educating Americans on what to do before they leave for an international trip so that they have the best calling, texting and mobile Internet experience possible. "U.S. wireless carriers offer many specific tools and...

2010-06-16 13:53:00

ITASCA, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council and CTIA-The Wireless Association released a radio public service announcement on the dangers of distracted driving as part of their "On the Road, Off the Phone" campaign during National Wireless Safety Week (June 14-18). The one-minute PSA is being distributed to 5,000 radio stations across the country. The campaign addresses the critical issue of distracted driving among teens. Teen drivers are the highest...

2010-01-13 15:24:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced that the company's president and CEO, Bob Dawson, has been re-elected for the ninth consecutive year to the board of directors of CTIA-The Wireless Association®. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100113/CL37317) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/CL13145LOGO) Dawson is serving a one-year term as a small carrier director for...

2009-12-28 13:25:00

The second digital revolution is well under way.  With the increasing preponderance of smartphones and near pan-availability of Wi-Fi networks, the Internet "” in combination with a new generation of sophisticated mobile devices "” is once again changing the way we live and communicate.  Moreover, it is also once again challenging us to reconsider the role that the government should play in the private sector. The problem is that the digital revolution has run into a...

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