Why you got a Trump text: FEMA's new test alert, explained - CNET (page 2)

Today at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a “Presidential Alert” to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). In other words, President Trump will text you (and every other US citizen) this afternoon — but there’s no need to be alarmed. If you’ve ever received a severe weather alert, flood warning, or Amber Alert on your phone, you can expect something similar with the Presidential Alert. The difference is that instead of notifying a local area, the new test will (assuming all goes right) notify nearly every cellphone user in the country. The alert system is meant to give the White House the ability to issue a notification to the entire US in the instance of an emergency so... Continue reading…

Why you got a Trump text: FEMA's new test alert, explained - CNET

FEMA will send a "Presidential Alert" to most Americans' cellphones to test the nationwide system.

Wed 3 Oct 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

What to expect from the Wireless Emergency Alert test Wednesday - CNET, Tue 2 Oct 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Trump text testing FEMA's new Presidential Alert system sent across US - CNET

FEMA's "Presidential Alert" text made its official debut Wednesday.

Wed 3 Oct 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

FEMA will test mobile Presidential Alerts today at 2:18PM ET

FEMA will conduct the first nationwide test of its Wireless Emergency Alert system today beginning at 2:18 PM Eastern. While you can choose to opt out of mobile weather and AMBER alerts, ...

Wed 3 Oct 18 from Engadget

US mobile owners braced for 'Trump alert'

Millions are set to receive a presidential phone alert in the first nationwide test of an emergency system.

Wed 3 Oct 18 from BBC Technology

A presidential alert test from FEMA is coming to your cellphone. But can you turn it off?

On Wednesday, FEMA plans to test its 'presidential alerts' system with messages to most cellphones. But what if I don't want to receive a message from President Donald Trump's ...

Wed 3 Oct 18 from USA today

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