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AT&T adds Wireless Emergency Alerts to iPhones

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2013 19:14 User comments (2)

AT&T adds Wireless Emergency Alerts to iPhones Beginning today, AT&T will be sending an OTA update to iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 owners that includes Wireless Emergency Alerts such as AMBER alerts for missing children.
Other alerts include emergencies such as man-made or natural disasters, and Presidential alerts.

Most of the alerts are not mandated by law and are easily shut off if you do not want them. With the exception of the Presidential alerts, you can head to Settings >Notifications>Turn On/Off.

Additionally, alerts will not go against your data or messaging plans. The update will be sent to users with iOS 6.1 or higher.

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2 user comments

116.6.2013 1:40

So...you can shut off the useful alerts...but not the bs ones from big brother...

216.6.2013 19:20

Hmmm... didn't get it.

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