About Us

Today’s kids are using wireless at early ages to do everything from keeping connected with family and friends to using applications for education and safety to entertainment. While most kids instantly feel comfortable using wireless, some parents may need an online resource to help stay in tune and up-to-date on the latest mobile products and services their kids’ may use.

In an effort to continue to provide parents the tools and information they need to help educate themselves and their kids to use wireless technology responsibly, CTIA and CTIA Wireless Foundation created “Growing Wireless.”

About CTIA:

CTIA (www.ctia.org) 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 the "go wireless, go green" campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the industry's numerous eco-friendly initiatives and activities; "On the Road, Off the Phone," a teen-focused safe driving public service announcement campaign; AccessWireless.org, a resource for consumers to research and find information on accessible wireless products and services; text4baby, a free mobile educational service to promote the birth of healthy babies; 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.

About The Wireless Foundation:

CTIA (www.wirelessfoundation.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to developing and supporting initiatives that use wireless technology to help American communities. The Foundation’s innovative programs benefit consumers in areas such as education, healthcare, safety and the environment. As part of its Annual Achievement Awards, the Foundation recognizes VITA™ Wireless Samaritans and honors the best of our nation’s leadership, its youth and its scholars. The Foundation was formed by CTIA member companies in 1991.