About CTIA

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About CTIA

CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. CTIA also coordinates the industry’s voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services. This includes the voluntary industry guidelines; programs that promote mobile device recycling and reusing; and wireless accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

CTIA also supports numerous important industry initiatives, such as “On the Road, Off the Phone,” a teen-focused safe driving public service announcement campaign; text4baby, a free mobile educational service to promote the birth of healthy babies; the “Be Smart. Be Fair. Be Safe: Responsible Wireless Use” program to help parents, educators and policymakers teach kids about responsible mobile behavior and driving; the “go wireless, go green” campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the industry’s numerous eco-friendly initiatives and activities; and Wireless AMBER Alerts.

The association also operates the industry's leading trade shows and certification programs, which provide carriers and manufacturers peace of mind by leveraging expertise from CTIA members across the ecosystem and harmonizing processes with partner organizations.

For more information, please visit: www.ctia.org