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What you need to know to get the bullies off your back

The mobile phone industry has produced a practical guide to help young people receiving threatening and insulting calls and SMS to get the bullies off their back. The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has released a guide to assist young people and their parents cope with cyberbullying using mobile phones.

NRPB Report reconfirms scientific consensus that mobile phones do not cause adverse health effects

The UK National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) reconfirmed its main conclusion from the Stewart Report in 2000 that the balance of evidence suggests mobile phones do not cause adverse health effects, said Graham Chalker, CEO, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association.

Australian telcos unite in tsunami relief effort

Australia’s mobile phone operators announced they have rallied together to help drive donations towards the Asian tsunamis and earthquake appeal.

AMTA Clarification for the 7:30 Report

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) acknowledges it incorrectly claimed recently that some plastics from the process of recycling mobile phones are used in the production of furniture.

Safety is the most important call you can make this Christmas

AMTA backed Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson's message for people to use mobiles safely when driving this Christmas.

Victoria jumps the gun on mobile phone contracts

The mobile phone industry is concerned that the Victorian government has jumped the gun on telecommunications contracts. Victoria runs the risk of creating confusion and uncertainty for consumers and industry.

A Mobile Xmas Present for the Environment

People getting a new mobile phone as a present this Christmas should consider putting the old one in a recycling bin to ensure it is disposed of safely.

Mobile Phone Jamming Devices Not Solution to Smuggling in Prisons

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports the Australian Government’s ban on jamming devices that block mobile phone signals, following confirmation from the Indian government that the technology is not a viable solution to stop smuggling in prisons.

Mobile Phone Sales On Track For Record Year

Mobile phone handset sales in Australia are on track to achieve record levels this year with sales for the nine months of this year 45% ahead of the same period last year, according to new industry figures.

Swedish study finds no overall risk of ear nerve cancer for regular mobile phone users, but more research needed for long term analogue users

A Swedish population-based case-control study has found no increased risk of a rare benign cancer of the ear nerve and regular mobile phone use. The study has also reported the “ suggests an increased risk of acoustic neuroma associated with [analogue] mobile phone use of at least 10 years’ duration.” However, this result was based on only a small sample, because of the rarity of the disease.
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