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SMS Alert Types?!?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by WombatMan, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. WombatMan

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

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  3. WombatMan

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    :rofl:
     

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