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

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Thread: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I prefer a smart phone that actually, y'know, works.
    That's why I've always gone with an Android device

    Sorry, I'm just giving the iPhone a hard time. In my family we are divided with my brother and sister having iPhones and me and my parents having Android phones.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    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.
    Don't worry, Obama will not be sending you SMS messages listing his favorite colors and flavors of ice ceam.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Area what?
    We're talking about telephones and you don't know what an area code is?


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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    Don't worry, Obama will not be sending you SMS messages listing his favorite colors and flavors of ice ceam.
    I'll relay that to the other guys on the right wing hackosphere.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    I think cell phone owners should have the capacity to disable both alerts if they wish. That said, if I had a cell phone with those alert apps, I probably wouldn't bother disabling them... unless they were used as propaganda/political tools. Then I'd not only disable them, I'd write some pretty pissy letters to my government representatives!

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I think cell phone owners should have the capacity to disable both alerts if they wish. That said, if I had a cell phone with those alert apps, I probably wouldn't bother disabling them... unless they were used as propaganda/political tools. Then I'd not only disable them, I'd write some pretty pissy letters to my government representatives!
    We should be able to disable such alerts.

    I agree.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    You don't want to know if there is a terrorist attack in your local?

    I do.
    Why does the government need to tell me this?

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why does the government need to tell me this?
    I look into this, made some phone calls, and finally worked it out so that YOUR personal cellphone will not receive any emergency alerts from the government. But you will still get daily alerts about what Obama is wearing.

    Hope you're happy.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why does the government need to tell me this?
    ... because it might be incredibly important that you know about it right the **** now? Because it might save your life?

    News flash: saving your ass from a foreign attack is within the job description of the federal government.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I prefer a smart phone that actually, y'know, works.
    That's why you get rid of that Apple crap. You know, the idiots running the commercials that say "it's all about how it makes you feel", not "it's actually reliable, up to date and advanced".

    Apple sucks.
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