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Nationwide security alerts via SMS

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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 12:20 AM
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Nationwide security alerts via SMS


www.news.com.au

US regulators have approved a plan to create a nationwide emergency alert system using text messages delivered to mobile phones.


"The ability to deliver accurate and timely warnings and alerts through cell phones and other mobile services is an important next step in our efforts to help ensure that the American public has the information they need to take action to protect themselves and their families prior to, and during, disasters and other emergencies," Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin said today following approval of the plan.
Participation in the alert system by carriers is voluntary, but it has received solid support from the telecommunications industry.
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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 12:20 AM
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What a great idea to keep the citizens in the loop of anything that may be happening at anytime that could affect you or your family. I for one would like this to happen in Australia.

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