Government Alerts on ATT iphones?

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Government Alerts on ATT iphones?

A friend of mine just got an iphone on another network.  We were standing in the office and all of a sudden his phone started making a noise neither of us had ever heard from our phones. 

 

Turns out he had a Government Alerts section under his Notifications page.  It includes emergency alerts and Amber alerts.

 

When will ATT support this?

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Thumper369 wrote:

A friend of mine just got an iphone on another network.  We were standing in the office and all of a sudden his phone started making a noise neither of us had ever heard from our phones. 

 

Turns out he had a Government Alerts section under his Notifications page.  It includes emergency alerts and Amber alerts.

 

When will ATT support this?


you also need a device that is WEA capable in addition to the carrier. These are the ones that are right now

 

http://www.kwwl.com/story/18648143/cmas-compatible-phones

 

the iphone is not on the list as of now

 

http://wirelessamberalerts.wirelessfoundation.org/howwirelessamberalertswork.htm

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Re: Government Alerts on ATT iphones?

Mabey you misunderstood my question.  IOS6 has this feature.  See the screenshot below. My friend has an iPhone 5 on another carrier and he got an alert today.  So the phone is compatiable.  ATT aparently is not.

 

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See this thread: http://forums.att.com/t5/Data-Messaging-Features-Internet/Emergency-Alert-System/td-p/3274177

 

Apparently the service has been enabled in a few markets and the roll out to other markets is in progress. 

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Thumper369 wrote:

Mabey you misunderstood my question.  IOS6 has this feature.  See the screenshot below. My friend has an iPhone 5 on another carrier and he got an alert today.  So the phone is compatiable.  ATT aparently is not.

 


I looked at a 3GS when I responded, it is not shown in notifications, just looked at the 4S and it is there, not sure about the 4, not carrying one at the moment

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Interesting because I am it seeing it on my 5? I wonder if it is smart enough to only be present in markets where the local government agencies can support this functionality?
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AT&T does support it. My wife receives them on her droid, but I do not receive them on my 3GS. I am running the latest iOS so I suspect it's dependent on both the iOS version as well as which iPhone you have.
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youngjm wrote:
Interesting because I am it seeing it on my 5? I wonder if it is smart enough to only be present in markets where the local government agencies can support this functionality?

Should say "NOT" seeing it.

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youngjm wrote:

youngjm wrote:
Interesting because I am it seeing it on my 5? I wonder if it is smart enough to only be present in markets where the local government agencies can support this functionality?

Should say "NOT" seeing it.



youngjm wrote:

youngjm wrote:
Interesting because I am it seeing it on my 5? I wonder if it is smart enough to only be present in markets where the local government agencies can support this functionality?

Should say "NOT" seeing it.


don;t think so, my local area does not support the new system as of yet and I see it on the 4S

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Re: Government Alerts on ATT iphones?

You can get the same features with the Wx Alert USA app. iOS 6 does support it, but ATT has not enabled it for support on their network.
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