iPhone Emergency notifications really far away? (NY region)

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by CobraPA, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    So, how many got woken up last night at 11:30PM for the NYC Emergency road notification? Oddly, we live outside Philadelphia, which is really far from NYC proper. The notification hit us at 1PM and then again at 11:30PM at night. What controls the region for these? This one seemed to be really far away.
     
  2. von franklin macrumors regular

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    WEA use radio technology to broadcast the alert from cell towers to mobile devices in the area of the threat. Therefore, WEA doesn’t don't know exactly who is tuned in.
     
  3. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    I live 50 miles NE of NYC. I would like to get those notifications, as I'm there frequently. Annoying...
     
  4. CobraPA thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what's odd, we are more than 50 miles south, but received them. I wonder how they pick the region.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 25, 2016 ---
    Cell towers are only a couple to a few miles of range, not 50 or 100 miles away.
     

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