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The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the system would also warn about terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Verizon and AT&T, the nation’s largest cell phone carriers, are already on board. Consumers would be able to opt out of all but those presidential messages. The announcement of the new emergency alert system came Monday in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death and an uptick in security and safety concerns around New York City. For now, the system is capable on certain high-end cell phones but starting next year, all cell phones will be required to have the chip that receives alerts. By the end of the year, the new system will be in place in New York City and Washington and in cities around the country by the end of 2012.” source – CBS New York Click here to read more of what Obama has planned for America.
Originally posted by imitator
I wouldn't buy these phones, one could opt out by using an old cheap cell phones... Another Big Brother announcement, blah blah blah....txt...blah