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Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

gambit3 (463693) writes | more than 3 years ago


gambit3 (463693) writes "The Emergency Broadcast System that interrupts TV programming in times of crisis is jumping to a new format where it might be able to reach you better — on your cell phone. The communications company Alcatel-Lucent announced Tuesday that it's creating a Broadcast Message Center that will allow government agencies to send cell phone users specific information in the event of a local, state or national emergency. It will be similar to the TV alerts in that the text messages will be geographically targeted for areas where a tornado alert or major road closure, for example, is in effect."
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Broadcast Messages? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34254906)

I sure hope they mean "Broadcast SMS" and not "Cell Broadcast"... Seems that most phones are losing that feature (see Android or iOS)
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