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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i don't really have a problem with it, as it's probably going to only be used to tell me that i'm about to die in some terrible event. i doubt that it will be used to send me coupons for Burger King or spam. if it is used as a political tool, though, i'm absolutely against it.

    i'm assuming it's for national alerts, and given this, i'm ok with it.
    Its fun to lampoon the paranoia of the right wing hackosphere, but all fun aside I'm confident these alerts will only be used for true emergencies that affect the lives of you and your loved ones.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i don't really have a problem with it, as it's probably going to only be used to tell me that i'm about to die in some terrible event. i doubt that it will be used to send me coupons for Burger King or spam. if it is used as a political tool, though, i'm absolutely against it.

    i'm assuming it's for national alerts, and given this, i'm ok with it.
    What the WH considers important and what you consider important is probably separated by a pretty large bridge. They have urgency often where no urgency is needed.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    What the WH considers important and what you consider important is probably separated by a pretty large bridge. They have urgency often where no urgency is needed.
    You think the Oval Office will be sending you daily SMS messages about how many millimeters the sea has risen each day?


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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    You think the Oval Office will be sending you daily SMS messages about how many millimeters the sea has risen each day?

    Okay, let me come at it this way - in the last 6 months (this calendar year), what incidents do you deem important enough to mandate sending texts to every last American with a smartphone?

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Okay, let me come at it this way - in the last 6 months (this calendar year), what incidents do you deem important enough to mandate sending texts to every last American with a smartphone?
    The people of Boston should have received an SMS alert to stay off the streets after the Marathon bombings.

    You are under the failed impression that these emergency alerts can't be localized.

    You know, cause, Obama never heard of area codes.


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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Okay, let me come at it this way - in the last 6 months (this calendar year), what incidents do you deem important enough to mandate sending texts to every last American with a smartphone?
    It's not necessarily sent to every last American. It's sent depending upon geographic area. The Batman shooting...the Boston terrorists...Sandy Hook...
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    The people of Boston should have received an SMS alert to stay off the streets after the Marathon bombings.

    You are under the failed impression that these emergency alerts can't be localized.

    You know, cause, Obama never heard of area codes.

    Very well, I agree with the Boston bombings (as well as the geographic limitations).

    Assuming that is the only thing you'd be good with, I'm fine with it. Of course, for something like that I wouldn't even expect Washington to even be involved. They could just make it to where your local emergency centers can send it.

    I just don't want some text saying "BENGHAZI!" like it's going to affect my day.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    The people of Boston should have received an SMS alert to stay off the streets after the Marathon bombings.

    You are under the failed impression that these emergency alerts can't be localized.

    You know, cause, Obama never heard of area codes.

    Area what?

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    AT&T Wireless Rolling Out Forced President Obama Alerts For iPhone Users

    I've got an iPhone and I looked at my settings and sure enough, Amber and Emergency alerts are enabled. I could turn them off (I haven't) but my understanding is the presidential alerts cannot be disabled. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Seems I should have the option to disable any notification I want.

    What do you think. Should you be required to receive presidential alerts on your phone whether you want to or not? Options will be yes, no, and I don't know/maybe.

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    Sounds like a stupid waste of code. If a national emergency worthy of public attention happens, you don't need the alert sent to your phone. You will hear about it. Even a crazed shut-in like me will ****ing hear about it, because people never shut up.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    AT&T Wireless Rolling Out Forced President Obama Alerts For iPhone Users

    I've got an iPhone and I looked at my settings and sure enough, Amber and Emergency alerts are enabled. I could turn them off (I haven't) but my understanding is the presidential alerts cannot be disabled. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Seems I should have the option to disable any notification I want.

    What do you think. Should you be required to receive presidential alerts on your phone whether you want to or not? Options will be yes, no, and I don't know/maybe.

    Working on poll right now.
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