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Topic - Wireless Association
Smartphones can hail a cab, stream football games and take high-quality photos, so the wireless industry's latest trick may seem as out of place as it was long in coming — rendering the phone as useless as a plastic brick.
Attorney Bob Burns already gets a lot of information from his smartphone, but he welcomes the prospect of getting a little more _ free warnings about life-threatening weather from a sophisticated new government system.
Major wireless service companies have agreed to disable cellphones after they are reported stolen under a strategy intended to deter the theft and resale of wireless devices.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and police chiefs from the District, Philadelphia and New York City announced a nationwide strategy on Tuesday to make stolen smartphones "as worthless as an empty wallet."
Telemarketers are calling on Congress to ease restrictions on their access to cellphones, saying it has become increasingly difficult to reach customers who no longer use traditional land lines as their primary mode of contact.
There is an ongoing battle between television broadcasters and the cellular telephone industry. Steve Largent, president of CTIA - The Wireless Association, has lobbied exhaustively for the auction of broadcast television spectrum to solve a purported cellular spectrum shortage. Mr. Largent has been echoing a claim first made by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski in an appearance before Mr. Largent's trade group in 2009.
A federal judge on Thursday struck down most of a San Francisco ordinance that requires retailers to warn customers about cellphone radiation and its health effects.
Bobby Valentine thought about the bizarre events he had seen in Game 5 of the World Series, when 19th-century technology fouled up Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Cellphone companies pledged Monday to warn subscribers before they go over their monthly limits for calling minutes, text messages and data use.
Cellphone companies are pledging to warn subscribers before they go over their monthly limits for calling minutes, text messages and data use.
Former Congressman Steve Largent, now a leader in the wireless communications business, is urging Congress to repackage unused spectrum space for mobile Internet devices — such as smartphones and tablet computers — by the end of the year to avoid stunting the growth of the booming industry.
Americans, already using their cell phones to make charitable contributions or vote for favorite contestants on television shows such as "Dancing With the Stars," soon could be dialing in campaign contributions to their favorite members of Congress.
Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international roaming charges.
South Carolina authorities who have helped push for permission to block cell phone signals inside prisons say an officer in charge of keeping out contraband was nearly killed at his home _ in an attack planned with a smuggled phone.
The wireless industry sued the city of San Francisco on Friday to stop a law that requires cell phone stores to post how much radio energy each model emits.