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Old 02-19-2014, 09:39 AM  
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Debate about the use of frequent emergency alerts sent to cell phones

In an effort to get it out of the other thread, here's a new one.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:52 AM   #61
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One Amber Alert is fine.
I read it and kept it in mind. (although I was already in for the night).

After a few more alerts and my wife getting woke up from one, she demanded I turn them off. So I did. No more Amber Alerts to my phone.
OMG STOP BITCHING YOU STUPID PRICK, YOU COULD HAVE SAVED A LIFE!!!
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:53 AM   #62
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Oh cute, the "let me google that for you" response. Now that's something fresh and original!
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:54 AM   #63
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Oh cute, the "let me google that for you" response. Now that's something fresh and original!
Just sayin, if you simply googled it you would be able to find out that they can be turned off. Not that hard.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:54 AM   #64
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well for some reason you got all the texts at once, probably should be complaining about your provider and not the alerts
They weren't all at once. Those are just some of them.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:55 AM   #65
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It's not unbelievable that someone would ask the question, "Does sending out frequent messages cause a lot of people to turn the messages off, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the messages?". Jeez.
These things happen like 2-3 times per year. If somebody is so put out by it that they go to the trouble of disabling alerts, then it's a pretty good bet they don't give a shit anyway.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:56 AM   #66
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OMG STOP BITCHING YOU STUPID PRICK, YOU COULD HAVE SAVED A LIFE!!!
Again, this isn't a discussion about whether or not people should be irritated. From a systems standpoint, you can't control that. The question is how the system could be improved so that fewer people are irritated
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:57 AM   #67
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These things happen like 2-3 times per year. If somebody is so put out by it that they go to the trouble of disabling alerts, then it's a pretty good bet they don't give a shit anyway.
You can disable the alerts and still give a shit and be informed about the situation.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:58 AM   #68
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Just sayin, if you simply googled it you would be able to find out that they can be turned off. Not that hard.
Yes, the fact that they can indeed be turned off has been pointed out already, but thanks anyway for the breaking news, Ace. Although, not everyone knew that when their phones were blowing up overnight.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:00 AM   #69
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Yes, the fact that they can indeed be turned off has been pointed out already, but thanks anyway for the breaking news, Ace. Although, not everyone knew that when their phones were blowing up overnight.
It's easy to find, that was my point.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:07 AM   #70
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It's easy to find, that was my point.
Everyone knows how to use Google. Apparently you just want to fit in with the rest of the jackasses that infest this place.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:08 AM   #71
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:09 AM   #72
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:22 AM   #73
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:32 AM   #74
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You can disable the alerts and still give a shit and be informed about the situation.
I guess. They just give way less of a shit and are informed later than the rest of us, if at all.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:55 AM   #75
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I got the alert around 7 pm then received another about 1 hour later. After the second one I put my finger on the dismiss and did not receive another. I did get a message when my phone went into sleep mode and I woke it displaying the amber alert. This is on a Nokia windows phone using ATT towers thru H2O wireless. I didn't feel put out or bothered.

I would suspect the same folks that get upset about the Amber alert are the same folks that blow a gasket out driveing when something doesnt go there way.
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