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.
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.
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.