SMS Alert Types?!?

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  1. WombatMan

    WombatMan Member

    So my wife and I are lying in bed this morning at 1:47 AM, when both of our phones (both Galaxy S3


    KENNECTED Well-Known Member

  3. WombatMan

    WombatMan Member

    so I did some more digging and found a web site with more info. Here's a basic breakdown:
    1. Presidential Alerts – Alerts issued by the President or a designee;
    2. Imminent Threat Alerts – Alerts that include severe man-made or natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc., where an imminent threat to life or property exists; and
    3. AMBER Alerts – Alerts that meet the U.S. Department of Justice’s criteria to help law enforcement search for and locate an abducted child.
    I can't find anything saying the difference between "Extreme" and "Severe", but at least this give me a general idea. If anybody's interested in learning more info on it, here's where I found the snippet above:

    Wireless Emergency Alerts on Your Mobile Device

    Also here's Verizon's FAQ regarding these alerts:

    Wireless Emergency Alerts FAQs | Verizon Wireless
  4. gtbarry

    gtbarry Well-Known Member

    Um, what messaging app? My Settings (stock Messaging on Galaxy Nexus) has no such thing.
  5. WombatMan

    WombatMan Member

    For me it's in the stock messaging app for the Galaxy S3. The S3 uses Samsung, TouchWiz UI whereas I don't think the Galaxy Nexus does, so maybe it's a proprietary option. I looked around the GoSMS app, which is what I usually use, and can't find the option there either.
  6. Parshooter

    Parshooter Well-Known Member

    Stock messaging app here. Under settings, it's at the bottom of the menu. I can turn off all alerts except for presidential, I can also adjust the frequency of the reminder for the alerts.
  7. Charlym

    Charlym Active Member

    I found the setting(cmas alert) on my galaxy s2 t-989 with ICS!

    Never knew it was there, and haven't had any alerts yet, even though they are checked off by default.
  8. jwp1223

    jwp1223 Well-Known Member

    I'd like to turn off the Presidential Alert...I honestly could careless what that man has to say.
  9. Parshooter

    Parshooter Well-Known Member


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