Our Impact

Every day, people use mobile devices and technologies to connect in new ways and make their lives better. CTIA Wireless Foundation celebrates that power of wireless to have a positive impact on communities big and small across the country.

With a focus on health and safety, we proudly support these efforts through innovative programs, partnerships and initiatives.

Because wireless saves lives.

Lifesaving Technologies

CTIA Wireless Foundation has proudly sponsored the deployment of the PulsePoint app in communities across the country.

This lifesaving technology alerts CPR-trained citizens to cardiac arrest situations in their vicinity so that they can administer aid until first responders arrive.

Meet Nolan. Watch his story. Then download the app today. Because without wireless, PulsePoint and citizen responders like you, there may have been a different outcome

Distracted Driving Awareness

Now in its fourth year, the Drive Smart campaign asks teens to submit their original videos about the dangers of distracted driving. 

In 2017, the Grand Prize video was viewed more than 750,000 times in the first 48 hours. This year, the honorees will be selected from a record-setting 604 entries, with results announced in April 2018.

The campaign began in 2014 with a partnership between the Foundation and By Kids For Kids and includes a curriculum for educators to teach high school students about the importance of staying focused when behind the wheel. 

A Resource for Families

Text4baby is the nation’s first free service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. CTIA Wireless Foundation has fostered the program since its inception. Today, in partnership with the Wellpass organization, the Foundation donates text messaging to the program on behalf of its participating carriers, making this service free to end users. 

Together with kids, expert educators, parents, wireless carriers and CTIA, CTIA Wireless Foundation launched the Growing Wireless campaign, giving families tools to teach kids about responsible wireless use. The campaign covers areas like cyberbullying, parental control options and safeguarding privacy online.

Our Bright Future

As technology has evolved, so too have we. Since 1991, CTIA Wireless Foundation has put wireless to work, helping Americans become safer and stronger, and we are always looking forward.

We explored the educational and health impact of Virtual Reality at opportunities like our 2017 FCC Expo, including how it can be integrated into therapy for PTSD. We’ve marveled at recent headlines touting rescues by drones, and we’re exploring how to support the efforts of our public safety professionals to bring that crucial technology to communities across our country.

And we know that next-generation 5G wireless networks will help save more than $300 billion annually in health costs. Self-driving cars will save more than 20,000 lives each year.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, and we’re excited to bring lifesaving, life-enhancing mobile technology to Americans for years to come.