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#223658 - 05/15/11 09:08 PM Re: Emergency Alert System for Cel Phones [Re: bacpacjac]
Brangdon Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
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Loc: Nottingham, UK
I don't see why it should need special hardware. Why can't they just send standard text messages?

The basic idea of alerts to a phone is good. I gather it saved a lot of lives in Japan.
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#223666 - 05/15/11 10:43 PM Re: Emergency Alert System for Cel Phones [Re: Brangdon]
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4826
Loc: SOCAL
You know how when you're watching a great show or movie on TV and suddenly right when the hero says something really profound you get a loud tone through the speakers and an emergency broadcast message takes over the picture? Of course you know, it happens all the time.

Standby -- the same great service is coming to your cell phone, but with a more personal touch and the added benefit of geo tracking.

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