The Wireless Industry

America’s wireless industry is defined by innovation, ingenuity and enterprise.

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CTIA advocates on behalf of America’s wireless industry for legislative and regulatory policies that foster greater innovation, investment and economic growth.

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Consumer Resources

The wireless industry is committed to helping consumers enrich their lives through mobile technologies and services.

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Programs .

CTIA programs build capabilities to grow and develop the wireless industry.

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Short Codes Registry

Common Short Codes (CSC) offer marketers unique opportunities to engage their audiences via text messaging. These CSCs are five or six digit codes that may be personalized to spell out a company, organization or a related word. Many organizations may choose to use CSCs to send premium messages, which may charge subscribers additional fees for informative or promotional services such as coupons or news updates.

The Short Code Registry maintains a single database of available, reserved and registered short codes. CTIA administers the program, and iconectiv became the official U.S. Short Code Registry service provider in January, 2016.

National Emergency Address Database

CTIA created the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) in collaboration with public safety community representatives. NEAD uses commercially-deployed Wi-Fi Access Points and Bluetooth Beacons as reference points, mapping them to street addresses and additional location information. NEAD will help 9-1-1 professionals to locate wireless 9-1-1 callers more quickly and accurately.

Stolen Phone Checker

CTIA’s Stolen Phone Checker – powered by the GSMA Device Check service – is a public service designed to limit the resale of lost and stolen mobile devices in the United States and to help consumers, businesses, and law enforcement agencies make informed decisions about the status of a mobile device.

CTIA’s Stolen Phone Checker lets consumers and commercial users know if a mobile device is reported lost or stolen before they make a purchase. In addition, law enforcement can check – and hopefully return – found mobile devices to their rightful owner.

Certification Resources

With its partners and members, CTIA creates certification programs, test plans and standards.

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