Amber Alert Issue

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  1. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Last night while in a huge group at Disneyland, an amber alert came through. Most everyone seemed to get it around the same time. A few phones were a little later but I never received it. I checked that I am supposed to receive amber alerts in the settings. Is there anything else I should do?
     
  2. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Amber Alert is totally carrier dependent. Much like 911, it will work even if you don't have an active carrier account. Just need it turned on in settings and a SIM card.
     
  3. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. What was even more strange but perhaps makes sense is that my son got the alert but his phone isn't activated and wasn't on wifi. I was trying to figure that you. His phone used to be on my carrier though. But still interesting.
     
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    It was relevant to both my cell number and where I was.
     
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    Might be a daft question , but what is a Amber alert?
     
  7. maflynn, Apr 6, 2016
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    What I heard is that the only person that doesn't get the alert is the actual perpetrator.
     
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    I actually turn my amber alert off as it went off three times in the middle of the night about a year ago for a location hundreds of miles from me. Not going to see the persons car of tag number from my bedroom anyway.
     
  11. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Not strange at all. The phone does not need to be activated to make 911 calls--or receive Amber Alerts.
     
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