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    Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Nov. 17) -- 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.
    My guess is that this will be tower based for geographical positioning, especially as a lot of phones do not have a gps chip. So its not a big brother thing.

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    Re: Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Sounds like good stuff.

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    Re: Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Actually a pretty good idea.

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    Re: Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Indeed, I really can't see a downside to this. I have a slim to nil chance of catching a TV EBS alert (I watch very little television,) so perhaps this way I can avoid those pesky disaster scenarios.
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    Re: Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Woh woh woh woh woh everyone. We've haven't had any discourse yet, after 5 posts. QUICK.

    Under Jetboogieman Emergency Order 6275

    "I hereby invoke Godwins Law!"

    Nazi's!!!!!!

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    Re: Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Woh woh woh woh woh everyone. We've haven't had any discourse yet, after 5 posts. QUICK.

    Under Jetboogieman Emergency Order 6275

    "I hereby invoke Godwins Law!"

    Nazi's!!!!!!
    The new EBS will tell when Nazis are coming? GREAT!!!

    ...or wait...it will turn me into a Nazi?









    damn.
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    Re: Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Woh woh woh woh woh everyone. We've haven't had any discourse yet, after 5 posts. QUICK.

    Under Jetboogieman Emergency Order 6275

    "I hereby invoke Godwins Law!"

    Nazi's!!!!!!
    You know who else used an emergency broadcast system in the event of major disasters?

    That's right, Hitler.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Why? I mean, really? why? We got twitter and we got rss feeds, all that can send important information through those feeds. Getting an annoying phone call or interrupting my phone call is downright absurd. Get with the technology, we don't need those anymore.... It becomes more a nuisance than informative since I already knew of the event before the EBS popped up... And they do it 4-5 times during the effect.... I'm just saying, there's other ways that are much better than THAT.
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    Where did it ever say, promote for the common defence, and provide the general Welfare..... Please don't mix up the two....

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    Re: Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Quote Originally Posted by MCS117 View Post
    Why? I mean, really? why? We got twitter and we got rss feeds, all that can send important information through those feeds. Getting an annoying phone call or interrupting my phone call is downright absurd. Get with the technology, we don't need those anymore.... It becomes more a nuisance than informative since I already knew of the event before the EBS popped up... And they do it 4-5 times during the effect.... I'm just saying, there's other ways that are much better than THAT.
    You think twitter is going to be a reliable source of information during a major disaster?

    EBS is annoying... until there's actually a major disaster bearing down on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Emergency Broadcast System Coming to Cell Phones

    Quote Originally Posted by MCS117 View Post
    Why? I mean, really? why? We got twitter and we got rss feeds, all that can send important information through those feeds. Getting an annoying phone call or interrupting my phone call is downright absurd. Get with the technology, we don't need those anymore.... It becomes more a nuisance than informative since I already knew of the event before the EBS popped up... And they do it 4-5 times during the effect.... I'm just saying, there's other ways that are much better than THAT.

    Good point. Who wants to be rudely interrupted with the news that a tornado is ripping through their town while they're in the middle of an important social call? It's all about priorities, right?
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