government alerts/amber alerts

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  1. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

    LapsangSouchong

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    Has anyone with this feature (IOS 6 on verizon and spring I think) received such an alert?

    Opinions on the feature?
     
  2. Dennis187 macrumors regular

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    Be on alert for Russian Spetsnaz paradropping during overnight hours.
     
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    I've received two government alerts for severe weather. Works really well, nice feature.

    Haven't had an amber alert yet, but I consider that a good thing.
     
  5. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    There is somewhere on the net you can sign up for amber alerts. Try Google. I get the Amber alerts. Do not want any government alerts.
     
  6. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    It's a feature of the phone.
     
  7. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Where is the setting?
     
  8. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Didya read my post? I'm guessing not. thanks though

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    Thanks. Yes, that's a good thing, isn't it.
    So you've gotten them for weather. Interesting.

    I had a breaking news app before but its idea of "breaking news" and mine differed slightly. lol (sports??)
    I like the idea of the government alerts (in an opt in opt out way)
     
  9. mattydee87 macrumors regular

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    There is no setting. It's automatic.
     
  10. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Someone pee pee in your cereal?:p

    Give the government a kiss for me!
     
  11. LapsangSouchong, Oct 7, 2012
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    LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    On Verizon IP5 (at least) there's a setting at the bottom of the notification center. After "in notification center" and "not in notification center" there's a category called "government alerts".
    There are two: "Amber alerts" and "Emergency alerts". Both of which toggle off.
    http://tinypic.com/r/nsuv5/6
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    Wow. You're a rude little chap.
     

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