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May Wireless-In-Review

Friday, May 31, 2013  
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May Wireless-In-Review

Happy Friday! Here is our May "Wireless-In-Review” email, recapping everything we have been working on and watching over the last month. Let me know if you have any questions.



· Our 2013 Annual Consumer Survey results are in! We posted the results on our website here. The American Consumer Institute, Digital Liberty and Politic365 each had a post on the survey as it was released. Here they are:


o American Consumer Institute: Consumers are Talking; Policymakers Need to Listen via Huffington Post

o Digital Liberty: Survey Results Show National Wireless Average Tax is 17%, Most Think Average is Only 10%

o Politic365: MyWireless.Org Survey: Voicing the Concerns of African American Cell Phone Users


· CTIA 2013 was held last week (May 21-23) in Las Vegas, NV. Check out the highlights from the show here.

· Our 2013 African American and Hispanic Consumer Surveys are currently being fielded and we should have results in soon. We will share once they are in and posted.


The Future of Smartphone Technology, and Changes in the Way We Consume Entertainment


6 Ways to Wirelessly Wish Mom a Happy Mother’s Day


Consumers are Talking, Smartphone Apps for Spring, and How People Really Use Mobile


A Blitz Against Texting and Driving, Insights on Smartphone Shoppers, and More


How to Use Smartphones to Help Tornado Victims, Find E-Coupons, Track Your Health and More


Wireless in the news:


Next-gen battery tech can charge a smartphone in seconds

No more waiting hours for your smartphone to charge! Fox News reports that next-generation batteries will be able tocharge smartphones in just seconds.via Fox News


Smartphones Outsell ‘Dumbphones’ for First Time, Report Says

Smartphone sales are on the rise! At 51.6%, first quartersmartphone sales worldwide beat feature phones sales.via ABC News


What If Your Smartphone Could Shape-Shift into a Stress Ball?

What if your phone could change shapes on demand? With Morphees,flexible mobile phones might be part of the future.via TIME Techland


How Technology Has Made Me a Better Mom

How technology has helped this women becomemore organized, more efficient, and even a better mom.via Mashable


In-Room Entertainment Turns Away From TV

The way we consume entertainment is changing,both at home and while traveling.via The New York Times


CTIA: U.S. wireless network traffic reaches 1,468 trillion MB in 2012

Here are a few of the highlights and key takeaways from CTIA’s semi-annual survey,from record wireless network data traffic to an increase in the number of prepaid/pay-as-you-go subscribers.via Fierce Wireless


A $25 Billion App Economy

How toparticipate in the $25 billion app economy.via ZDNet


Smartphone apps for spring cleaning

Need a little help tackling your spring cleaning? These apps and online resources can help youtackle those chores and cut the clutter.via Fox News


Consumer Reports: 39 percent of smart phone users don’t secure their phones

According to this year’s State of the Net survey by Consumer Reports, 39% of smartphone users don’t secure their phones.Read more here.via Consumer Reports


Fighting Disease With Cellphone Data

Here’s an interesting article on how diseaseepidemics could be controlled faster using cellphone data.via The Wall Street Journal


How People Really Use Mobile

According to Harvard Business Review, here are theseven primary motivations for smartphone use, and where marketers are getting it wrong.via Harvard Business Review


Infographic: Managing Today’s Wireless Family

Did you know 56% of kids age 8-12 have a cellphone? Here’show to be sure your family is using mobile devices responsibly.via PC Magazine


Recycling Electronic Waste

CTIA-The Wireless Association and the Consumer Electronics Association speak up on the issue of recycling electronic wastein this New York Times Letter to the Editor.via The New York Times


Wireless carriers to launch ad blitz against texting and driving

Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and more than 200 other organizations havejoined AT&T’s "”It Can Wait”" campaign to discourage mobile users from texting while driving.You can get involved with the campaign by visitingItCanWait.comand taking a pledge against texting while driving.via Los Angeles Times


Can a Cell Phone Save a Mom’s Life?

Global health and education programs are tapping smartphone mobile health technology toprovide life-saving benefits to new and expectant moms around the world.via Huffington Post


Study: Frequent "Smartphone Shoppers” Buy More Than Others

Are you a "smartphone shopper?” Check outthese insights about shoppers who use their devices as shopping assistants.via Marketing Land


What Your Smartphone Can Tell You About Your Health

Here’s an explanation of what your smartphone call tell you about your health through because ofa movement called QuantifiedSelf.via US News


How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

If you’re looking for a way to help the Oklahoma tornado victims, you can donate$10 to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.via NBC News


Use your smartphone to find e-coupons and discounts

You can save big when shopping byusing your smartphone to find and use e-coupons.via The Salt Lake Tribune


Smartphone Tracker Gives Doctors Remote Viewing Powers

Here’s the smartphone technology thatalerts a doctor when patients are headed for trouble.via MIT Technology Review


Students swap laptops, desktops for smartphones, tablets

College students are swapping out laptops and desktops for smartphones and tablets,according to recent research.via USA TODAY

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