CTIA-The Wireless Association® Responds to Senator Charles Schumer

Aug 22, 2011, 14:06 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement: 

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"CTIA understands that when consumers have their mobile devices lost or stolen, it is an unfortunate situation as they often contain a lot of personal information. We urge Congress to not impose unnecessary regulations on the wireless industry that would cause unintended consequences."

To prevent your device from being lost or stolen, we recommend the following tips:

  1. Know and use the security features on your device (e.g. password locks). 
  2. Use the personalization feature and put your name and a different phone number (and/or email address) so if someone finds your device, they can contact you to return it.
  3. Download an app that allows you to track and lock your wireless devices remotely.
  4. Keep a back-up of your contacts, calendar, etc somewhere else (e.g. computer).
  5. Never leave your device so that it can be easily picked up and don't give your device to a person you don't know.
  6. If you are a person who has a tendency to lose things, you may want to consider mobile device insurance. Make sure you know what the insurance plan does and does not cover.  

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, DC.

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