Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NYC to Begin Receiving Mandatory Presidential Phone Alerts

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
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NEW YORK, (CBSNewYork) – A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones.

Presidential and local emergency messages as well as Amber Alerts would appear on cell phones equipped with special chips and software.

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the system would also warn about terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

Verizon and AT&T, the nation’s largest cell phone carriers, are already on board. Consumers would be able to opt out of all but those presidential messages.

WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane In Lower Manhattan: Verizon And AT&T Are On Board

The announcement of the new emergency alert system came Monday in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death and an uptick in security and safety concerns around New York City.

For now, the system is capable on certain high-end cell phones but starting next year, all cell phones will be required to have the chip that receives alerts.

By the end of the year, the new system will be in place in New York City and Washington and in cities around the country by the end of 2012.

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Via: Memeorandum

1 comment:

  1. Big Brother has watching us and listening to us for years. It's only to be expected that he now wants to talk to us. I'd hate to give up my cell phone, but that might just do it!


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