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To the people complaining, why? This is a good thing. I want to be alerted about emergencies. It's about time AT&T got this.
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    To the people complaining, why? This is a good thing. I want to be alerted about emergencies. It's about time AT&T got this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Channan View Post
    iPhone 3GS and 4 owners aren't important enough to be warned they're in danger. :/
    Ahhhh! I'm
    Gonna die !!! And not be warned !!!

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    The alerts are pushed to the towers in the affected or relevant area. So only users in the area will receive the alert regardless of billing zip code or phone area code. Calm down people.

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    Alot of people talking about the NSA monitoring our phone activity. Im amazed that was a shock to anyone. All part of the patriot act signed after 9/11. They monitor everything were doing.

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    Just got the alerts enabled. I use DND so I hope the alerts won't wake me up at night. Unless the alerts override DND.

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    They will help in areas where people don't have access to TV/radio and may not hear the outdoor sirens. WEA are a good thing that's been implemented.
    Have they been implemented on Sprint iPhones? I don't recall if they have. T-Mobile has them implemented, so we almost have the major carriers covered now.
    Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
    Just got the alerts enabled. I use DND so I hope the alerts won't wake me up at night. Unless the alerts override DND.
    IIRC, they do override and for good reason.
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    I have had it with sprint fir some time now. Received a few for flooding, 2 hurricanes and the blizzard nemo

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    Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
    First the NSA, now this?!?!?! WHAT THE ****. Can we combat this with a jailbreak tweak?
    I find this rather helpful.i don't know why you don't feel the same way.

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    I have iphone 5 on att on 6.1.2. It is jailbroken with the evasi0n jailbreak. The jailbreak blocks all the updates, how do I get the emergency alerts now while being jailbroken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolo69 View Post
    I have iphone 5 on att on 6.1.2. It is jailbroken with the evasi0n jailbreak. The jailbreak blocks all the updates, how do I get the emergency alerts now while being jailbroken?
    Go to Settings - General - About
    Should get a carrier update message.

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    Jailbreak does not block carrier alerts. Jailbreak opens the firmware of Apple, not of AT&T. I got a carrier change update and I am jailbroken.
    Last edited by mr117; 06-15-2013 at 09:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
    Jailbreak does not block carrier alerts. Jailbreak opens the firmware of Apple, not of AT&T. I got a carrier change update and I am jailbroken.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but... Didn't evasi0n block apple's OTA updates?
    I'm sure that's where he got confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
    Jailbreak does not block carrier alerts. Jailbreak opens the firmware of Apple, not of AT&T. I got a carrier change update and I am jailbroken.
    I have the att hack that enables faster download speeds. Does this matter

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    I'm disabling this ASAP. Don't trust it at all. Just another "sneaky" way for the (you know who) to track us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
    I'm disabling this ASAP. Don't trust it at all. Just another "sneaky" way for the (you know who) to track us!
    LOL you remind me of one of my employees that thinks he was abducted by aliens and has a tracker in him. He also refuses to go on the Internet at home because big brother is watching him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
    Jailbreak does not block carrier alerts. Jailbreak opens the firmware of Apple, not of AT&T. I got a carrier change update and I am jailbroken.
    I have the hacked att carrier update. Could this be why I'm not getting the carrier update? The hacked carrier update is 14.1 already. Do I have to uninstall it first

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolo69 View Post
    I have the hacked att carrier update. Could this be why I'm not getting the carrier update? The hacked carrier update is 14.1 already. Do I have to uninstall it first
    I would say that would be a good bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WithinTemptationFan View Post
    I find this rather helpful.i don't know why you don't feel the same way.
    You're assuming everyone lives under a rock. This is a useless feature that is a cover up for the admin. fee they recently added. Call it what you want. You obviously need to wake up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
    You're assuming everyone lives under a rock. This is a useless feature that is a cover up for the admin. fee they recently added. Call it what you want. You obviously need to wake up.
    And you obviously need to lighten up a little bit,but thanks for your comment. *sarcasm*

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    Quote Originally Posted by that_girl View Post
    To the people complaining, why? This is a good thing. I want to be alerted about emergencies. It's about time AT&T got this.
    I would like to be alerted if there is a tornado in the area or a warning in the area because it would be faster knowing this way than not knowing at all while I am at work. There are only a few of us that are in the building in the evening so we wouldn't get the intercom warning like day shift does.

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