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New Online Mobile Phone check sends strong signal to thieves

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has launched a new online inquiry service that makes it convenient for consumers and second-hand sellers to check if a mobile telephone has been reported lost or stolen and blocked from use by the network carriers.

Fires and Mobile Phone Chargers

Recent media reports claiming that a mobile phone charger caused a house fire in Brisbane were speculative and following an initial investigation have been found to be incorrect.

Pre-paids and new technology drive big mobile phones growth

Growth in pre-paid mobiles and people upgrading to the latest technology are two of the major drivers of a big rise in the sale of mobile handsets.

New Manager Communications for Mobile Telecommunications Peak Body

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, Australia’s peak industry body representing Australia’s mobile telecommunications industry, has announced the appointment of Randal Markey to the new position of Manager, Communications

Camera phones: fun when used wisely

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) released consumer guidelines for camera phones today to encourage customers to use the technology in a responsible manner and remind people of their legal obligations.

Mobile phones do not cause brain tumours

Following assertions made on A Current Affair AMTA responded that there is no biological, medical or statistical basis to assert a link between mobile phone use and increased rates of cancer.

AMTA Position Statement Mobile Camera Phones: User Sensitivity not Extra Legislation

The mobile phone industry understands that the misuse of mobile camera phones is an issue that needs to be addressed.

Siemens announces recall of mobile phone adaptor

Siemens has announced that it is conducting a voluntary recall of the Siemens Mobile Phone Two-Pin AC/DC phone chargers of type PS55/1668 with the batch number 3803 are affected.

No need for tighter controls on mobile phone cameras

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) today said it agreed with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) call for people to think before they use mobile phone cameras, but AMTA does not agree with the call for tighter controls and protocols.

Mobile sales hit new heights

Following a record year of sales in 2003, when total handset sales reached almost 6 million, latest figures indicate that 2004 could be even bigger.
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