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Test messages for federal alert systems to be sent to cellphones Thursday, FEMA says

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  1. twp

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    I wonder why this is happening. Is there something we should know about?
     
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    Aside from entering Hurricane season, I don't see anything which might be pushing this, although the current political situation could go either way and we would not know until after the fact...

    The EAS (Emergency Alert System) was based on radio/TV broadcasts and that probably doesn't reach enough people these days. I know I don't listen or watch anymore. I also don't own or use a cellphone, So the Internet is a more reliable source of alerts for me.
     
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    You're very right, not nearly as many people watch TV or listen to the radio any more.

    Maybe there will be some kind of Civil Defense reemergence?
     
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    Typical .GOV....

    The funny thing is that this isn't necessarily a bad thing, but some folks sure are making it out to be.
     
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    "Never let a good crisis go to waste" - Churchill
    I notice that the snowflakes are trying to make this sound like Trump is going to turn this into a "bully pulpit"... Beware of twitter comments presented as real news.
     
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    I'm of two minds on this. It sounds like there is a push to only allow Presidential messages which are allowed to be sent through Main Stream Media tunnels. No chance of bias there, right? NOT:rolleyes:

    "Oh, by the way, we entered a state of war last week, but the announcement was delayed so we could bring you latest coverage of the National Golf Tournament. We're sure you understand our priorities."... ;)
     
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    It really could go either way. Very useful, or a complete disaster that only makes things worse. I'm guessing it'll be the later, if it ever even happens.
     
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    we're suppose to get the alert this afternoon.i agree that it could be a good or bad thing.but yet,i also figure. Who knows.they might make a mistake of informing me of something that I didn't know about.
     
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    I didn't realize that today is the day. This should be interesting.
     
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    I received it a minute ago.

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    Got it as well.. Matter of fact. I have 2 phones. In which one has a invalid sim card. So it gets used for the internet only. But yet, it still got the alert
     
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    That's interesting the phone with no SIM still got the message.
     
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    Yeah.what gets me the most.is,it at least,appears that some of the older cell phones didn't get the alert.
     
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    I wonder why the old flip phones wouldn't have gotten the message?
     
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    Me to. But yet I'm guessing that it has something to do with the programing,of them...