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    There needs to be a way to turn off the presidential alerts. I can just think of a scenario in church during a funeral and a bunch of phones start sending alerts. Why should I be able to turn off Amber Alerts and weather alerts but not presidential alerts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don CT View Post
    There needs to be a way to turn off the presidential alerts. I can just think of a scenario in church during a funeral and a bunch of phones start sending alerts. Why should I be able to turn off Amber Alerts and weather alerts but not presidential alerts.
    If your phone is on silent or on vibrate, the alert will be silent or vibrating. My phone is always on vibrate, and the alert last week made it vibrate but did not make any noise.

    And if you're walking into a funeral and not putting your phone on silent or vibrate, that's your problem, not the alert system's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don CT View Post
    There needs to be a way to turn off the presidential alerts. I can just think of a scenario in church during a funeral and a bunch of phones start sending alerts. Why should I be able to turn off Amber Alerts and weather alerts but not presidential alerts.
    In theory, a "Presidential" alert is so critical that you'd hope to get it no matter what you might be doing.

    The fact is that a "Presidential" alert is a term within the national emergency plan, and is not actually initiated by the sitting president. It has to be double password authenticated, just like a missile launch. And it is to be used only when a significant threat exists.
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    In theory, a "Presidential" alert is so critical that you'd hope to get it no matter what you might be doing.

    The fact is that a "Presidential" alert is a term within the national emergency plan, and is not actually initiated by the sitting president. It has to be double password authenticated, just like a missile launch. And it is to be used only when a significant threat exists.
    I would rather get weather alerts or Amber alerts are those are more important on a regular basis. The possible "presidential alert" that might never happen should be treated the same. Why is one more life or death than the others.

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    If you're in church during a Preidential Alert (the real thing), you'll probsbly be praying anyway

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    At least the test wasn't on a Sunday morning.

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    These are the only "presidential alerts" I want.
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    I was not around a tv or radio. I have a Jitterbug, which isn't very "smart", but I don't recall it doing anything.

    I'm going to check YouTube and see what people uploaded.

  10. #40
    I got it. Of course, I was expecting it.

    It doesn't bother me any. If nukes are ever headed in our direction, I suppose it's a benefit to know.

    As for Amber Alerts, I found out how to turn them off. Last thing I need while trying to sleep is to be rudely awakened by an annoying cell alert that is over some child who may or may not be missing five counties away. I know missing kids is a serious thing, but after the fifth Amber alert that turned out to be over a kid who was already found, I switched it off.

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