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Emergency alerts system set to launch

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Beginning in June 2012 a new type of emergency alert system is scheduled to launch across the country.  The federal government and wireless phone service providers have built a system that will send a text-like message to your phone.  These messages will be sent directly to phones that are in an area impacted by a threat and to phones that enter into an impacted area. More>>

WEA versus Text Alerts

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WEA/CMASText Alerts Ability to choose alertsYes (though all are ON by default)Yes Weather Alert types Tornado warningYesYes Tornado watchNoYes Severe thunderstorm warningNoYes Severe thunderstorm More>>

CMAS compatible phones

WEA enabled phones should have this label on the packaging WEA enabled phones should have this label on the packaging
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Please note that the phones capable of receiving CMAS alerts will continue to grow and change. This is a partial list of phones which was provided to us by wireless carriers. Please check with your wireless More>>

An introduction to Mobile

For many of us the mobile world is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives.  We use our cellular phone as an alarm clock and it's the first thing we touch each morning.  The 'standard' cell phone has evolved into the smartphone with so many different features and functions that we may actually use it very little as an actual phone More>>

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