I activated a friend's phone the other day, and as I was strolling through the various menus and options, I found an entry for Alert Messages. There were Amber Alerts, Severe Alerts, Emergency Alerts and the like. You could opt out of every alert except something VM calls "Presidential Alerts." Not sure why this struck me as rather odd, but I am wondering. Have any of you encountered this type of mandatory alert before? Could it be national emergency alert of some kind or . . . (Conspiracy theorists, go crazy) The phone is a cheap 19.99 Virgin Mobile Samsung Stupid Phone.