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AT&T to Push Wireless Emergency Alerts to iPhone

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Jun 14, 2013, 6:46 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T today announced that owners of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S will soon be able to receive wireless emergency alerts. AT&T will push a small carrier update to the iPhone 5 and 4S in the coming days that enables the function. Wireless emergency alerts are sent by the government to warn of danger. The alerts are most often related to severe weather or abducted/missing children, but can notify mobile device owners of other dangers, such as attacks. iPhone owners will be able to turn off all but Presidential alerts, which are pushed to all mobile devices and cannot be disabled. The alerts will be available to iPhones running iOS 6.1 and up.

more info at AT&T »
more info at TUAW »



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Wow! Zpike Jun 17, 2013, 4:04 PM
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