Presidential test alert sets American phones buzzing

Presidential test alert sets American phones buzzing

Presidential test alert sets American phones buzzing

The test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system occurred at 11:18 a.m. PT.

The wireless alert system was launched in 2012.

According to Verizon, all iPhones are WEA capable as long as they are using iOS 6 or later.

Despite its name, the presidential alert was not issued by Trump directly. In the future, should it be used, it could be a warning of a natural disaster, for example.

Alerts like the one shown here are set to pop up on cell phones Wednesday afternoon during a nationwide alert system test. Wireless users in the US with compatible phones, connected to commercial networks run by the major wireless carriers, were supposed to get the test.

This alert was originally scheduled for September 20, but rescheduled for Wednesday after Hurricane Florence.

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"The test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute".

Today is the very first time that a Presidential Alert test has been sent out nationwide.

In a statement, Alaska's GCI said it too would be participating in the emergency alert network as a wireless provider. Those rules were outlined in a 2006 law, so the alert system can't be used for personal messages from the president. Expect the same double beep and vibration as you would receiving the other alerts.

FEMA noted that "the WEA system is used to warn the public about unsafe weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones". The Federal Communication Commission is working in conjunction with FEMA on the test.

Legislation about emergency alerts have been rising since 9/11. The alert will not interrupt a phone call or an active data session, though FEMA and the FTC are working to make sure the information reaches more people. If you get the message, that means everything is as it should be!

The message may also appear on smartwatches connected to cellphones, FEMA said. It hasn't said yet whether the test went well.

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