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AT&T to Push Wireless Emergency Alerts to iPhone

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Top message:  Wow! by Zpike   Jun 17, 2013, 4:04 PM

Replying to:  Re: Wow! by T Bone   Jun 17, 2013, 8:01 PM

Re: Wow!

by dalius_maximus    Jun 17, 2013, 9:56 PM

I'm with T-bone on this one. Because of the technology they use to push the alerts, the alerts will not arrive if the device is in use or has a running data session (including background data being used by running apps, which many users may have going for extended periods, hours or even a day). Because of this, not only are the notifications a "duh" in the first place, but they often arrive heavily delayed.
If anything, it seems a poor choice for ATT to implement this right now, seeing as the media is hammering the government's involvement with Verizon. The antagonistic, but under-aware consumers that make up the majority of the subscriber base will see the alerts as "more involvement with the government." I see a lot of nasty calls in their Customer Care queues in the near future.

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