Congressman Writes CTIA Chief To Urge Radio Chips In Cell Phones
April 18, 2013 at 7:13 AM (PT)
Rep. TODD YOUNG (R-IN) has written to CTIA Pres./CEO STEVE LARGENT urging the mobile industry group to work with wireless companies to enable radio receivers in mobile devices.
Citing tornadoes that tore through INDIANA last SPRING as an example of a time when emergency alerts were critical, YOUNG wrote, "An activated radio chip in mobile handsets would greatly enhance the effectiveness of a nationwide emergency alert system that could very well save lives ... I ask that the CTIA work with its wireless partners to include enabled radio receivers in mobile devices so that during times of natural disasters, such as the storms we faced in INDIANA, every consumer can get the emergency alerts and information they need to stay safe."