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Wireless Safety the Focus of CTIA-The Wireless Association® June Edition of "Wonder of Wireless" and Blog

Thursday, June 2, 2011 General News J E 4
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WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Wireless products and services provide a variety of benefits to consumers and businesses, but the most valuable could be their use as a public safety or personal health tool. With more than 300,000 wireless calls made to 911 every day, Americans use wireless technology to save lives, stop crime and help in other emergency situations. In June's "Wonder of Wireless" (WOW) webcast and blog (http://blog.ctia.org/), CTIA features stories on how wireless helps make our lives safer through mHealth apps that allow doctors to remote monitor their patients' health, emergency text message alert program PLAN and an interview with The Wireless Foundation's Kim Bassett about the organization's annual Achievement Awards celebration which recognizes individuals who use mobile technology in emergency situations to save lives and prevent tragedies.

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Empowering consumers is a major benefit of wireless technology, and new applications are giving users access to important personal health information. In this month's Wireless at Work, CTIA looks at products by WoundMatrix and Audiovox that help keep people safe by letting doctors monitor their patients' health.

In the June Industry Insider, Kim Bassett, executive director of The Wireless Foundation, talks about the importance of the Foundation's annual Achievement Awards event, the VITATM Wireless Samaritan Award and the Foundation's safety initiatives.

Wireless safety is reaching new heights with the launch of an emergency alerts program in New York City and Washington, D.C. This month's Policy Point focuses on the WARN Act and the implementation of PLAN, which will send emergency alerts to wireless consumers in times of emergency.

Finally, this month's Wireless Lifesaver highlights the tremendous safety benefits provided by wireless technology with excerpts from remarkable stories of people saving others with their wireless devices. Numerous lives have been saved thanks to wireless users' quick thinking.    

To watch the June WOW webcast, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/wow/index.cfm/2011/06/.  

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.

SOURCE CTIA-The Wireless Association

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