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Did anybody else just recieve a "wireless emergency test" text?

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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by calstorm
I have Verizon as well and did not get one. However I am in Ca. I wonder if it was just certain areas of the country. It may not be limited to a certain state but more general like the east coast or north west.


I think it is only certain phones...

I have two verizon call phones (hope the police don't beat me),
my droid x received the alert, my flip phone for business did not...

if its a 'smart phone' check your apps, if it is enabled on your phone, you will find a app called "emergency alerts"...

in the options of the apps, you can receive different types of alerts..

it says that presidential alerts are mandatory....
then

extreme alert - extreme threat to life and property

severe alert - sever threat to life and property

amber alert - child abduction emergency...
edit on 2/16/2012 by baphomet420 because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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the tests are usually done regionally.

I signed up for NYC Alerts, via email, so that I could find out when schools were closed and I get all kinds of alerts now. Silver Alerts, Road Closings, Missing Kids and even warnings of military aircraft being used for filming.



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by baphomet420

Originally posted by calstorm
I have Verizon as well and did not get one. However I am in Ca. I wonder if it was just certain areas of the country. It may not be limited to a certain state but more general like the east coast or north west.


I think it is only certain phones...

I have two verizon call phones (hope the police don't beat me),
my droid x received the alert, my flip phone for business did not...
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if its a 'smart phone' check your apps, if it is enabled on your phone, you will find a app called "emergency alerts"...

in the options of the apps, you can receive different types of alerts..

it says that presidential alerts are mandatory....
then

extreme alert - extreme threat to life and property

severe alert - sever threat to life and property

amber alert - child abduction emergency...
edit on 2/16/2012 by baphomet420 because: (no reason given)


Cool. Thanks for the knowledge.



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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I received two...one at 3:55pm and one at 3:56pm
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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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I live in Southern California, I have Verizon wireless as my cell carrier. I have a Droid X motorola phone. I received a text in duplicate a few days ago. It was a test of an alert for emergency notifications.
I deleted both copies.
It was not a typical text, it seemed to have a different format, but that was a few days ago, so my memory may not be that accurate. It wouldn't surprise me if they had a system to make special notification windows pop up on my android device which looked like text messages, but were not.



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