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Sprint enables SMS emergency text alert system, scores a US carrier first

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Nov 2011, 08:43

Sprint is the first US carrier to have implemented an SMS emergency alert system, which over at other countries like Japan, has been of paramount importance for saving lives…

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posted on 17 Nov 2011, 08:59 3

1. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Nice job sprint. Now fix your 3G data speeds.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 09:31 5

2. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

Way to keep on topic

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 18:39 1

5. GeekMovement (unregistered)

This is an article about Sprint's activity after all. It's cool to see that our carrier is the first in US to implement the ETAS, but when an article about Sprint pops up we hope for it to be the solution that many customers has been enduring through for the past several months (and enduring through still). Sprint did say that they are aware of the data issue and looking into it, but hopefully they'll continue to devote time to it until it's fixed. It's important because that way they will keep their customers.

I did comment on how it was a nice move on Sprint to set that up in case of an emergency, so I don't see how it's completely off topic either.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 11:50 1

3. ibap (Posts: 780; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

I wish that in addition there were some more specific alert systems. Our local NBC affiliate does some for road closings from accidents, for example, but you also get ones about the Penn State scandal and the Ohio State shenanigans.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 12:30 1

4. danygoel (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

The mobile phone is the perfect Emergency Response & Notification system. Face it, one thing you always have within a few feet of you is your phone.In case of a tornado, act of terrorism, or any other situation that requires the people you are responsible for to be alerted, Txtimpact Alert can reach them instantly! Hawk Alerts are need for schools and universities.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 06:59

6. ibap (Posts: 780; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

In the face of major natural disasters, you have to hope the towers and their power survive. Perhaps hardening them is something FEMA could encourage?

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