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Australians say mobile phones help balance work and family

The majority of Australians believe that mobile phones have helped to balance their family and working lives, the first study of its kind undertaken in the nation has found. Leading social researchers from the Australian National University, the University of New England and the University of New South Wales found that only 3% of people reported that the mobile phone had a negative impact on their work-life balance.

Industry has introduced a range of tools to help young people gain affordable access to mobile phones

The mobile phone industry has introduced a range of tools, including pre-paids, to assist young people to gain access to the benefits of mobile phones in a financially responsible and affordable manner, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) said today.

Safety is the most important call drivers can make

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the certainty that has been restored over the use of legal hands-free mobile phones by drivers in South Australia and reminds drivers using a hands-free is not a guarantee of safety on the roads.

In flight mobile phone trial ready for takeoff

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes today’s announcement of a limited trial of mobile phone use in flight on aircraft.

People driving themselves to distraction with text messages

Driving at Easter while sending and receiving text messages would be like driving blindfolded for 12 seconds of every 30-second text message on busy roads during the peak holiday period.

Mind your mobile – watch out for scams

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce campaign to educate consumers about how to avoid being caught out by scams.

Parents choose to buy mobiles for their children for added safety and security

The overwhelming reason why parents buy mobile phones for their children is for safety and security reasons, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) said today in response to claims made by an Australia Institute study.

Twenty years ago today - first mobiles used in Australia

On this day 20 years ago, the first mobile phones were introduced in Australia. At 10.42am on February 23, 1987, the then Minister for Communications, Michael Duffy, received the first official call using an analogue mobile phone.

New consumer safeguards for premium rate mobile phone services

The mobile telecommunications industry has introduced new safeguards to give consumers clear cost information on premium mobile phone services and a “stop” command to unsubscribe, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association said today after the release of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s annual report.

Industry supports ongoing health research on safety of mobiles

The latest international study on the use of mobile phones found no overall link between mobile phone use and malignant brain tumours, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, Chris Althaus, said today.
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