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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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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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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I am in Nashville.

Those who see it on their phones what areas are you in?

Nashville - current iOS - iPhone 5 = Not present
Nashville - current iOS - iPhone 4s = Not present
Nashville - current iOS - iphone 4 = Not present
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Gregzoll,

Not entirely true. Maybe it not been rolled out in you market but it has been around here. My wife recently receive amber alerts on her Droid.
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gregzoll_1 wrote:
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.

Am I missing something? This is weather alerts. I think we are asking about government and police alerts. ie: amber alerts, bomb threats... 

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You can get those with the app I stated in this past post. Really need to look stuff up, before digging up old posts, thT at this point are ancient news.
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gregzoll_1 wrote:
You can get those with the app I stated in this past post. Really need to look stuff up, before digging up old posts, thT at this point are ancient news.

Thanks for your input.

I *did* "look stuff up" which was how I found this thread. Support forums are for asking questions and seeking answers. It's generally considered better to keep one thread asking the same question active, rather than starting new ones.

This thread was last active a few months ago. Not so much "ancient news". This thread made mention of a roll out of a valuable feature. I asked if anyone had any update about that feature. I specifically chose this thread to inquire about that IOS feature update for AT&T users.

 

 

About ONE WEEK ago, Watertown Mass. was on lockdown. Remember? A government alert went out. Verizon iphone users knew. AT&T users still did not. It was all over the news. Hardly ancient news. In fact, this inquiry is rather timely.

 

I'm interested in the IOS feature. But again, thanks for your input about the app you like.

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