View Poll Results: Should you be required to receive presidential alerts on your cell phone?

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

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    Well if running low on campaign funds isn't a national emergency, I don't know what is.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Your phone, your number, your wireless plan. You should be able to turn it off.

    Then again you could ditch the iPhone and go for the more customizable Android systems

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Yes, I think it's fine that one is required to receive these presidential alerts. If you subscribe to cable or watch broadcast television, you get them and can't opt out. What's the difference?
    Hmmm, Mags. Interesting question.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Your phone, your number, your wireless plan. You should be able to turn it off.

    Then again you could ditch the iPhone and go for the more customizable Android systems
    I prefer a smart phone that actually, y'know, works.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Yes, I think it's fine that one is required to receive these presidential alerts. If you subscribe to cable or watch broadcast television, you get them and can't opt out. What's the difference?
    This is true if your phone plan does not charge you incrementally for each text and/or voice message you receive.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Yes, I think it's fine that one is required to receive these presidential alerts. If you subscribe to cable or watch broadcast television, you get them and can't opt out. What's the difference?
    You can change the channel.

    The POTUS could be lying along the side of the road, riddled with bullet holes, and Skinemax will continue to provide me with all the soft-core entertainment I could ever want with no interruption.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    This is true if your phone plan does not charge you incrementally for each text and/or voice message you receive.
    Per government regulation, there is no charge for emergency alerts. Here's the Federally-required wording to be included in cell phone companies' terms and conditions:

    Notice Regarding Transmission of Wireless Emergency Alerts (Commercial Mobile Alert Service)

    Verizon Wireless has chosen to offer wireless emergency alerts within portions of its service area as defined by the terms and conditions of its service agreement, on wireless emergency alert capable devices. There is no additional charge for these wireless emergency alerts. Wireless emergency alerts may not be available on all devices or in the entire service area, or if a subscriber is outside of the Verizon Wireless service area. For details on the availability of this service and wireless emergency alert capable devices, please ask a sales representative, or go to www.verizonwireless.com/govalerts.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You can change the channel.

    The POTUS could be lying along the side of the road, riddled with bullet holes, and Skinemax will continue to provide me with all the soft-core entertainment I could ever want with no interruption.
    No, you can't change the channel. It's broadcast across all channels.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Its funny that the right wing hackosphere is insisting on calling these "Presidential Alerts".

    "ObamAlerts" would have been better. Or even "BarryLerts".

    I kid of course. Nothing is beyond partisan hackery for these guys.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    50 bucks says this will parlay into phones being built-in with Twitter and an inability to not read Obama's tweets.

    Probably also sends you an alert with his Super Bowl pick and Bracketology.

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