CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert System)

  • kevmoran

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    Dec 26, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    For anyone that didn't know, CMAS is a new program to get emergency information sent to phones. You don't sign up for it, your carrier decides whether or not you can receive it.

    Those of you on the snow belt: Are you just getting a bunch rapidfire right now? I have 37 text messages from CMAS saying the exact same thing about the storm... cool thanks.
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    I'm perfectly capable of determining if there is an emergency in my area. The last thing I need during an emergency is a barrage of texts telling me there's an emergency.
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    I guess we wouldn't know unless they send us a message... or add a fee to the phone bill icon_rolleyes.gif

    The only thing like that I've noticed is that when I would drive across the border into portugal, I'd get a txt saying "Bem-vindo a Portugal" and going the other way, "Bienvenido a EspaƱa"

    I'm guessing that there was a fee for that too...
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    Same here! I had a bunch of Amber alerts last week. Yesterday I got some tornado alerts also...
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    I had two Amber Alerts last week. On iPhone 5, you have settings to turn these alerts off.

    Ironically, many folks are idiots. Mobile devices provide a great early warning system.