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U.S. Government and carriers to send out emergency weather alerts to handsets starting this month

0. phoneArena posted on 14 May 2012, 10:58

A joint venture between the U.S. Government and the wireless carriers in the States is about to launch as the Wireless Emergency Alert system is scheduled to be turned on this month; handset users will receive alerts when dangerous weather is heading their way...

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posted on 14 May 2012, 11:22 1

1. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Is there going to be a charge for people who don't have "unlimited" messaging? How about for the manadtory presidental alerts?

posted on 14 May 2012, 12:05 2

2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

it will be free.

posted on 14 May 2012, 12:23 2

3. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

its a great step forward less people will face problems because of this

posted on 14 May 2012, 13:40 1

4. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

this is a great idea! I have family that lives in Houston and I know that they'll love this idea.

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