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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...

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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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2009-10-08 10:50:00

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission thinks that "a looming spectrum crisis" will occur if the government does not find ways to dig up more bandwidth for cell phones. Julius Genachowski said that even though the government is tripling the quantity of space available, the problem is that traffic will rise 30 times due to online video and other bandwidth-intense applications. Genachowski assured "a full-throated, strategic look" at ways to satisfy demand and supply, calling...

2009-10-07 12:38:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an address here at CTIA's semi-annual convention, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets President and CEO Ralph de la Vega called for a constructive, fact-based dialog with the FCC on the impact of new regulation on America's growing and world-leading wireless industry. de la Vega, who is incoming chairman of the CTIA board, urged a cautious approach to any new government regulation of a vibrant industry that is "one of America's great...

2009-08-24 21:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Underwriters Laboratories(R) (UL), a world leader in product safety testing and certification, announced today it has been recognized as a CTIA Authorized Test Lab (CATL). As a CATL, UL can test and certify cell phone rechargeable battery products and systems to CTIA Battery Certification Program-an essential requirement for selling to telecom service providers in North America. CTIA - the Wireless Association (R) is an...