Consumer Tips

Know My App

This site helps inform consumers how much data their favorite apps use. While there are tools that allow consumers to learn about app data usage after the fact, KnowMyApp.org, for the first time, gives users the ability to estimate an app’s data usage before it’s downloaded. To aid developers, the website provides information so that when they are creating new apps, they know how to conserve their apps’ data usage and, whenever possible, minimize impact to battery life.

U.S. Wireless Industry Steps to Help Deter Smartphone Thefts and Protect Consumer Data

CTIA and its members always want America's wireless users to be safe. Together with the Federal Communications Commission, major city police chiefs, CTIA and participating wireless companies have agreed to these four steps to help protect consumers and their private information on smartphones.

Wireless Emergency Alerts

CTIA and the wireless industry, along with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), developed the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to send concise, text-like messages to users’ WEA-capable mobile devices to ensure as many Americans as possible are alerted to the dangerous situations.

Mobile users are not charged for receiving these text-like alerts and are automatically enrolled to receive them. Officially available in April 2012, there are already a number of success stories across the country on how WEA saved people’s lives.

Quick Tips

To help you be a safe wireless user, here are some simple tips. Many of these tips are also available in PDF pamphlets so you may print or share with others.
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