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

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  • Yes, information is good

    6 10.00%
  • No, should be allowed to opt out

    54 90.00%
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet Elvis View Post
    What the hell kind of alert can 0bama give me? Really?

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    *ding* Michele's ass is lookin' fine tonight!!!!!!

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    *ding* Michele's ass is lookin' fine tonight!!!!!!
    No...it's more like....

    *ding* Michelle's hitting the burgers again. That ass is getting big enough to show a movie on.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet Elvis View Post
    No...it's more like....

    *ding* Michelle's hitting the burgers again. That ass is getting big enough to show a movie on.
    *ding* Michell's ass is gettin' phat and I like dat ass!!!


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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ... because it might be incredibly important that you know about it right the **** now? Because it might save your life?
    So? My life is my concern. I don't need the government to be my mommy.

    News flash: saving your ass from a foreign attack is within the job description of the federal government.
    So? How does that warrant anything?

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    An opt-out feature should be there. I would say by default it should be on, but opt-out.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    I'd prefer that the phone owner choose to opt in.

    I work for a fairly large employer, and we've had a alert system for several years. The system makes me insane. There are multiple tests of the system, and we are required to respond to them. When there is a notification, it's sent to our computers, work phones, home phones (those with land lines, LOL), and cells. Sometimes 6-7 times.
    The redundancy is ridiculous.

    Think about the annoyance potential alone of this on the federal level.

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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.
    To my understanding, no data or text usage will be charged

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    I'd probably say it'd be best to allow them to be disabled, but I don't have an issue with them not being able to be. IF it's abused, then you deal with the abuse. But based on its purpose, and if it remains within that, I don't see it as any worse than an emergency notification going across the television stations.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    To my understanding, no data or text usage will be charged
    You're correct, but I wouldn't put it past this President to find a way to institute an "emergency message tax".
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You're correct, but I wouldn't put it past this President to find a way to institute an "emergency message tax".
    No way man.

    He'll charge us a "Liberate Syria, fund the DNC, pay for my daughters' prom dress, buy me ice cream" text message tax.

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