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    Default Emergency Alert!! scared the crap out of me

    My phone started an emergency alert with some warning sign(Red triangle) and some text on the screen (I dismissed it).
    It made loud alert sound with a voice saying "Emergency Alert blah blah blah". This happened 4am in the morning.

    So you could image me panicking in half sleep. It took me a while to figure out what was going on.
    At first I thought my phone fried since I had plugged in the phone overnight for charging. after I came to my sense i realized it an emergency alert system.
    At 4am?? really?? btw, for 2 days we will have bad weather with 5-8 inch snow and storm.

    I thought that was funny and would share so people wont panic

    To get to emergency alert settings go to Settings-->More-->cell broadcasts
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    My phone started an emergency alert with some warning sign(Red triangle) and some text on the screen (I dismissed it).
    It made loud alert sound with a voice saying "Emergency Alert blah blah blah". This happened 4am in the morning.

    So you could image me panicking in half sleep. It took me a while to figure out what was going on.
    At first I thought my phone fried since I had plugged in the phone overnight for charging. after I came to my sense i realized it an emergency alert system.
    At 4am?? really?? btw, for 2 days we will have bad weather with 5-8 inch snow and storm.

    I thought that was funny and would share so people wont panic

    To get to emergency alert settings go to Settings-->More-->cell broadcasts
    Too funny! FWIW, I don't personally consider 5 - 8 inches of snow to be an EMERGENCY!!

    But, hey, that's just me.

    OTOH, I work and live just 20'ish miles from the horrible tragedy that unfolded at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT last Friday. I didn't receive a single alert from my phone...

    (and, yes, they are all turned on)
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    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    Too funny! FWIW, I don't personally consider 5 - 8 inches of snow to be an EMERGENCY!!

    But, hey, that's just me.

    OTOH, I work and live just 20'ish miles from the horrible tragedy that unfolded at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT last Friday. I didn't receive a single alert from my phone...

    (and, yes, they are all turned on)
    well, its not just snow. its a Blizzard warning. National weather service issued it this morning

    https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&...3effbdd0794140
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    Default Re: Emergency Alert!! scared the crap out of me

    Funny, I had an Amber Alert on my phone twice yesterday! A coworker received one on his 4S, and I thought "Interesting, but I doubt the Nexus 4 will get an alert." But sure enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisXe View Post
    Funny, I had an Amber Alert on my phone twice yesterday! A coworker received one on his 4S, and I thought "Interesting, but I doubt the Nexus 4 will get an alert." But sure enough.
    same here. 2x yesterday and once this morning. first time i've got push alerts straight from the network. just have had them from apps like weatherbug in the past.
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    What network are you guys on?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cashinout View Post
    What network are you guys on?


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    I got a couple of Amber Alerts yesterday as well. Just the usual notification sound. Also got a weather advisory but no red triangles.

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    This sounds awesome, can you restrict the time it goes off? e.g day time only.
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    Default Re: Emergency Alert!! scared the crap out of me

    I've had a few on my N7 as well but I can't possibly see the reason behind disabling emergency alerts... isn't the point of such an alert to... alert you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cashinout View Post
    What network are you guys on?


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    ATT here as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairclough View Post
    This sounds awesome, can you restrict the time it goes off? e.g day time only.
    No you cant but you can set it to silent or change the notification settings however you want.

    the reason you cant change is because these alerts are sent by National Weather Service(in this case it was weather alert) via the carriers (not through data but via network).
    I checked online and found that National Weather Service issued this alert by around 4 am in the morning and i got it right away. http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacap...678c8c7f3da79e
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phalonx View Post
    I've had a few on my N7 as well but I can't possibly see the reason behind disabling emergency alerts... isn't the point of such an alert to... alert you?
    As much as I might be upset by it happening, a child going missing at the other end of my state doesn't qualify as enough of an emergency to wake me up at 4am!
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    well, its not just snow. its a Blizzard warning. National weather service issued it this morning

    https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&...3effbdd0794140
    Im in a blizzard warning and Google dident tell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by gone down south View Post
    As much as I might be upset by it happening, a child going missing at the other end of my state doesn't qualify as enough of an emergency to wake me up at 4am!
    Normal "Amber Alerts" for a missing child will go out in your area via text message. When a child is known to be kidnapped and is considered to be in "Grave Danger" the authorities request an alert be put out via Emergence Broadcast System..
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    Default Re: Emergency Alert!! scared the crap out of me

    Last xmas I was traveling in Ohio in the middle of nowhere. I'm using Straightalk with T-Mobile and had NO signal whatsoever. (no roaming in this plan) But I was also pretty surprised to get this emergency alert. Pretty cool I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidTron View Post
    Last xmas I was traveling in Ohio in the middle of nowhere. I'm using Straightalk with T-Mobile and had NO signal whatsoever. (no roaming in this plan) But I was also pretty surprised to get this emergency alert. Pretty cool I think.

    http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/q...psa2b6570d.jpg
    yup thats the same alert i got.
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    I received and AMBER alert too but it had nothing to do with weather. It said a car name license plate And said it was registered in Texas. It said it was a very severe message and it could threaten your life and property. It also said to report it immediately to authorities
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    I think it's safe to say that these alerts prove that the N4's low speaker volume is not a hardware issue. There is some setting they tweaked to make these things freaking LOUD!
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    yea... this alarm freaked me out a 4am this morning due to the flooding in chicago...
    and just did it again at 12pm at work for flooding in chicago.

    i kinda like the idea, but this alarm sound is freaky sounding and loud and wasn't very enjoyable at 4am. i suppose i shouldn't complain since it's doing it's job in warning me about potential dangers, but i am really tired now
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    I think it's outstanding the Nexus 4 has cell broadcast enabled. I've got all my categories enabled and am awaiting my first alert.

    FWIW: it doesn't matter what network you are on, it doesn't matter how much signal you have, you don't even need service!!!

    Cell broadcasting is sent to any/all towers in the affected area. Any phone that is turned on and CB enabled will get the alert message. It blankets the area that a tower transmits to.

    Cell Broadcast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Funny this thread just popped up as I was about to start one asking if anyone is getting their Cell Broadcast alerts. Nice to see we are using them in the US. I have the impression it is much more common in Europe.
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    i got this from the TV minecraft.net
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    I had been on AT&T until February when I ordered my Nexus 4 and switched to T-Mobile. All that time on AT&T, I never got any of these emergency alerts. In the time I've been on T-mobile, I got three on my Nexus 4 and one on an iPhone. I wonder if AT&T blocks those or it doesn't work on all phones on their network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NexusGirlX View Post
    I had been on AT&T until February when I ordered my Nexus 4 and switched to T-Mobile. All that time on AT&T, I never got any of these emergency alerts. In the time I've been on T-mobile, I got three on my Nexus 4 and one on an iPhone. I wonder if AT&T blocks those or it doesn't work on all phones on their network.
    i was on ATT when i got the alert. i think its the phone that dont have the cell broadcast feature.
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    Default Re: Emergency Alert!! scared the crap out of me

    I've gotten these a few times for blizzard and avalanche warnings in the Cascades (living in Seattle, it's not far to the passes). They always catch me off-guard.
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