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    A Text Message You Shouldn't Ignore - New Yorker (blog)



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    Almost all wireless carriers have chosen to offer the alerts, including A.T. & T., Cellcom, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. Announced by a unique high-pitched tone, the alerts last ten seconds and broadcast up to ninety characters.





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    Does anyone know how to opt-out of this on the cricket system?

    sent from SP's vanilla 1.1 ROM

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    basically you cannot. . some of the newer devices have settings to turn off most of the messages, however there are some you will never be able to. thanks congress!

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    Yea, i agree indica, the opt-out must be done by a phone capable setting. Hopefully an app will be made that can "surpress" the messages on phones not able to opt-out. Cant find the setting in my cricket S3....bummer.

    I just dont feel like getting a screaming amber alert at 2:00am nor a screaming alert from an overzealous police/emergency/political agency.

    ---------- Post added at 07:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:20 PM ----------

    Guess i will give this a try.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency says people can opt out of Amber Alerts and alerts for “imminent threats” like serious weather. Alerts issued by the president, however, cannot be turned off, as mandated by Congress.


    To turn off the alerts on an iPhone, tap open the Settings icon, tap Notifications and flick down the screen to Government Alerts, where Amber and Emergency alerts can be turned off or on. For Samsung’s new Galaxy S4, open the Messaging app, press the Menu button and then Settings. From there, tap Emergency Alerts to get to the screen where you can turn off Amber and weather notifications.


    The steps for turning off alerts on other Android phones vary by system version and wireless company, so check with the carrier for specific instructions. Other types of phones that receive Amber Alerts can unsubscribe by addressing a text message to the short code 26237 with the keyword CANCEL in the message body; sending END, QUIT, STOP or UNSUBSCRIBE should work, too.


    EDIT: Found the extreme, severe and AMBER alerts settings in the original message app. Unchecked them. Dont know if it will work since Hancent disables the original message app. Handcent doesn't have alert settings.
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    thanks man! i will give that a try too. my device does not receive these alerts thank goodness.

 

 

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