Government alerts removed?

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  1. terryh703 macrumors regular

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    I don't see it on my iPhone. Although, some people are claiming that they have it in notification.
     
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    I think that idea popped last time up after the big earthquake 2011 in Japan. To distribute disaster messages also via phone, fire, tsunami, ...
    In principle a good idea ... But for earthquake and tsunami we have an app. So it would be convenient to have it native, but workaround is around.

    Don't see it in notification settings ...
     
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    It's definitely at the bottom of my notification settings.
     
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    It's there, under Notifications, all the way at the bottom.

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    I just don't understand why people want government alerts, that's more orwellian that 1984. :confused:
     
  8. sigp6 macrumors member

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    Interesting, It does not show up on my phone - maybe an AT&T thing?
     
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    iOS 7 - Presidential announcements in live video on your iPhone, no matter what you're doing.

    Big brother speaks - you listen.
     
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    Interesting, that means the carrier might control it like hotspot ...
     
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    Could be. I'm on AT&T and also do not have it.
     
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    Some states do this, others will soon follow. Usually these alerts come from a state emergency management agency.
     
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    I have Verizon and it is there. Maybe it depends on region? I'm in Chicagoland.
     
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    I don't have it on mine. I have AT&T in Michigan. Must be a regional thing.
     
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    seems to be a regional thing set by the carrier. some of our reps have Verizon and have it displayed, some don't. none of ours that use AT&T have it.
     
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    Now I can see emergency alerts on my wife's new iPhone 5 (au KDDI) and also my upgraded iP4 (SoftBank) in Japan
     
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    AT&T no longer supports government alerts. I've already confirmed this on my phone (verizon) which has it, and my friends two AT&T phones, which don't.
     
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    Huh?? :confused:

    No different from having a weather radio around to alert you of severe weather or when you see/hear EBS tests and alerts on the TV or radio. Its not like it is intrusive. Just another way to stay informed of pending issues.
     
  22. jollyreaper macrumors regular

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    It's impossible to get a straight answer. I am on Sprint. They made a big deal about being the first carrier to roll out CMAS. None of their techs know what I'm talking about. My 4S now has notifications but there's no way to find out from Sprint whether or not they're supporting it.

    The facts as I know them:
    1. Sprint supports the service on some phones
    2. iphone is not listed on any of the services
    3. Apple supports it on their phones, though the carriers of course have to as well
    4. The government has mandated all carriers support it eventually
    5. We just won't know if it works until it works

    Very frustrating.

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    They took the feature away? I thought the government says everybody has to have them.
     
  23. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a

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    Based on the content of the article posted upstream in this thread it sounds like it may be a regional issue where the companies are getting it up & running in some areas but not others. That would explain why some folks have it and others don't and also why AT&T has removed it entirely (probably waiting until they can roll it out to everyone at once). However I agree that some official clarification from all companies would be good.
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Idk, the circumstances but the US government cows to any major player in just about any industry.

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    It's one way communication. How is that orwellian?
     
  25. jollyreaper macrumors regular

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    Orwellian is the phones recording you and reporting your location. Emergency warning services are the kind of thing government is supposed to do, your tax dollars at work for good instead of evil.
     

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