New AT&T carrier settings

Jamz00

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May 9, 2009
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Did anyone else get a pop up for this when they unlocked their phone this morning? Unfortunately I didn't think to take a screen shot before I pressed ok. I'm just wondering what this is about.
 

MacDawg

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Mar 20, 2004
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AT&T added the Alert messages

Amber Alerts
Weather Alerts
Presidential Alerts

You can turn them off under notifications at the bottom
(Except for Presidential)
 

DaveTheRave

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May 22, 2003
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I got the setting this week and this evening I got the first alert, which was a mundane warning that there could be flooding in my area due to a storm. My phone beeped several times, similar volume as my ringer, and there was an icon on the lock screen with the alert. It also appears at the top of notification center. So the alerts do not come in as SMS or iMessages.
 

Zcev5454

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Jan 15, 2013
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Mine seemed much louder than the ringer, and scared the s#%t out of me. Hopefully it's silenced with the mute switch.
 

AK10R

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Jun 20, 2009
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Does this mean we can send the POTUS an alert?? O wait he already gets everything we type and say on our phone.... so double middle fingers to you and your NSA
 

darkfiber

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Jul 13, 2008
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Columbus, OH USA
I just got an Amber Alert on my iPhone 4S. Damn that is loud! I wish there was a way to keep Amber Alerts on but have some way to adjust or turn off the sound.
 

lucas123

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Jul 13, 2010
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I just now received a new "required carrier settings" notification.

Now, my government alerts on/off toggles under settings/notifications are gone.
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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Uh-oh, good think I have not allowed this update to take place, I don't need the President or anybody else spam me.

Weather: I can look out the window.

Emergencies: Only earthquake happens here, and the last thing I know they can't predict that just yet.
 

lelisa13p

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Mar 6, 2009
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Atlanta, GA USA
I just got an Amber Alert on my iPhone 4S. Damn that is loud! I wish there was a way to keep Amber Alerts on but have some way to adjust or turn off the sound.
I got one of those (my first and only) late Sunday nite around 2 AM for North Carolina. It was incredibly loud and seriously startled me. The problem is that I live in Atlanta, GA which is hours away from NC. :(

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Mine seemed much louder than the ringer, and scared the s#%t out of me. Hopefully it's silenced with the mute switch.
Heh, same here. Not a good thing while driving :p
Or sleeping. :mad:
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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Dang it! AT&T managed to push this alert to me through WIFI! 'coz I had my cellular data turned off. This is why people complaint about TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT.