What's so bad about fake phones?

CONSUMER IMPACT


Buying a fake phone can pose a health risk to you and loved ones who use the device. Other drawbacks, such as network disruption and poor product quality makes buying genuine the clear choice.

NATIONAL IMPACT


With counterfeiters evading taxation, many countries are losing a great deal of revenue, including sales and value added taxes as well as various duties and associated government charges.

INDUSTRY IMPACT


Black market phones cost the mobile phone industry billions of dollars in lost sales every year. According to some reports counterfeit black market phones made up around 10 per cent of worldwide sales in 2010.
WHO WE ARE
The Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF) is an international association of companies with an interest in mobile and wireless communications including the evolution to 5G and the Internet of Things. The MWF focuses on a range of issues concerning mobile and wireless devices including RF health and safety, certification testing standards and requirements, counterfeit issues and accessibility.