Emergency Alerts Coming To Phones
Jul 12, 2006, 12:56 PM by (staff)
FEMA today will demonstrate an advanced Emergency Broadcast System that will send alerts to mobile phones and websites as well as the traditional TV and radio broadcasts. During an emergency, the system will not only notify local broadcast stations, but can now notify satellite radio and tv networks, websites and wireless carriers. The system sends a message to carriers which they will then forward to subscribers in the area warning them there is an emergency and advising them to seek more information from a tv or radio station. The system has been tested since 2004 in Washington and is now running on 23 public broadcasting stations around the US. The Department of Homeland Security expects the system to be fully operational across the country by the end of next year, with a priority getting it running inGulf states this year. There is no word on if the system will eventually be able to send out information and instructions to cell phones instead of just an warning to tune into a broadcast.
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Google Maps and Google Search Debut SOS Function
Google today announced its Google Maps and Google Search apps will soon show critical information regarding natural and other disasters that may strike. The SOS Alerts, as they are called, will appear at the top of search results and within maps as people look for information concerning the disasters or impacted areas.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
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FCC Votes to Improve Text Alert System
The FCC today took action to improve the Wireless Emergency Alert system. Local, state, and federal governments use the system to alert people about impending threats.
Another Way for Us to HAve to Spend More Money
1. Do you think that we will have to pay an extra tax on this service....(i.e the 911 tax...when the GPS location network is not even running at all 911 call centers)? I cant wait to pay more in taxes for services i dont really want...(i know there is a storm coming when i look outside...or hey go on the web from my phone and check the weather.)
2. I think these alerts are going to come as text messages....so will i be charge for this text message....even if i never really wanted it....and even if i am on a text messaging plan...will it count as a message...???
Good thing i make millions of dollars and really dont care how much my phone bill costs.
Good thing I make millions of pesos!
1. Do you think that we will have to pay an extra tax on this service....(i.e the 911 tax...when the GPS location network is not even running at all 911 call centers)? I cant wait to pay more in t
so a small company...
Text alert !! Hurricaine is comming!
Major Huricaine is about to stike your area. Hope you planned for it cause the goverment hasnt.. Though we do have lots of moble home we bought with your money sitting out in a feild somewhere.
Terrorists have set off a Chemical wepon in your area. Hope you listend to Homeland security and bought plenty of duct tape...
Earthquake has just struck your area.. Hope your doing ok. If your stuck under rubble wait an hour before you use your moble phone to call for help.. our system is currently busy sending out text alerts.
This is just a test of the emergancy brodcast text network. If this was a real emergancy we would tell you about it. Ho...
Major Huricaine is about to stike your area. Hope you planned for it cause the goverment hasnt.. Though we do have lots of moble home we bought with your money sitting out in a feild som