Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 50 of 50
Like Tree13Likes
  1. #26  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    It does seem a bit extreme. The concept is sound, but I think what it is named could be better- perhaps "National Emergency Alert" or something. Still, I find it irritating that someone decided that I am not allowed to control my own device. I would leave the alert on anyway, but not giving me a choice is something that is (to me, anyway) borderline unacceptable.
    If the presidential alert has to be activated there has to be something seriously heavy going on that everyone needs to know about immediately. Like worse than 9/11 bad.

    In this case public safety trumps having full control over your phone.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
  2. #27  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Pfft we'll see, it has abuse written all over it.

    I swear if I get one "Presidential alert" that is begging for campaign donations or something lame, I'm flushing this phone right down the toilet.
    FApple
  3. #28  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by errbin View Post
    Just in case there's a zombie outbreak
    I can see the text now

    Presidential alert ~ the $#it has hit the fan.. There's a zombie outbreak.. See you at area 51 we're going to mars


    sent from a EVO that survived a Apple attack... thug life
    Make sure you have a $5 bill and your new sneakers on when you drink the Cool Aid!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    MAXX

    Otterbox Commuter
  4. #29  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bas.androiddev View Post
    Pfft we'll see, it has abuse written all over it.

    I swear if I get one "Presidential alert" that is begging for campaign donations or something lame, I'm flushing this phone right down the toilet.
    Lol.

    It's not a special Twitter account for the president.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
  5. #30  
    dtreo's Avatar

    Posts
    504 Posts
    Global Posts
    719 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Mo View Post
    If the presidential alert has to be activated there has to be something seriously heavy going on that everyone needs to know about immediately. Like worse than 9/11 bad.

    In this case public safety trumps having full control over your phone.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    If it's that bad, we will all surely know from many sources other than a text from the prez. Just another needless govt spend.


    Sent via EVO LTE
    Sent from my blah-blah-blah using blah-blah-blah.
    boo5ted likes this.
  6. #31  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Stein View Post
    If it's that bad, we will all surely know from many sources other than a text from the prez. Just another needless govt spend.


    Sent via EVO LTE
    *sigh*

    You're taking the "Presidential" part too literally.

    Just replace "Presidential" with "Systemwide" and it makes more sense.

    And again, we're not talking about getting a news story about a bomb that went off a thousand miles away. This would be used in a "ICBMs about to come raining down" situation. Something that you might want to know about in case you aren't listening to the radio or watching TV.

    I get people are discontent or even downright pissed at Washington right now but there's nothing political about the Emergency Alert System.
    JoshK likes this.
  7. #32  
    dtreo's Avatar

    Posts
    504 Posts
    Global Posts
    719 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Mo View Post
    *sigh*

    You're taking the "Presidential" part too literally.

    Just replace "Presidential" with "Systemwide" and it makes more sense.

    And again, we're not talking about getting a news story about a bomb that went off a thousand miles away. This would be used in a "ICBMs about to come raining down" situation. Something that you might want to know about in case you aren't listening to the radio or watching TV.

    I get people are discontent or even downright pissed at Washington right now but there's nothing political about the Emergency Alert System.
    LOL, I know, just a funny topic really. I wonder what he will use after BlackBerry goes under...



    Sent via EVO LTE
    Sent from my blah-blah-blah using blah-blah-blah.
  8. #33  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    I'm kind of wondering what the "Presidential" alert is... Hopefully we never have to actually find out.
  9. #34  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    I don't mind getting these damn alerts (my phone did this for the first time today... twice... for the same alert... for the region I don't live in (apparently keyed to your area code, not your zip)).

    All I want to do is change the fscking sound so it doesn't scare the bejeesus out of me. I keep my phone volume maxed so I can hear other, more pleasant ringtones, not so I can hear that sh!t all the time. Any suggestions?
  10. #35  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Quote Originally Posted by Looking4Serenity View Post
    I don't mind getting these damn alerts (my phone did this for the first time today... twice... for the same alert... for the region I don't live in (apparently keyed to your area code, not your zip)).

    All I want to do is change the fscking sound so it doesn't scare the bejeesus out of me. I keep my phone volume maxed so I can hear other, more pleasant ringtones, not so I can hear that sh!t all the time. Any suggestions?
    I got 2 amber alerts today and I thought something was about to blow up in my office
  11. #36  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    The night before last, I got woken up by a "Blizzard Alert" at 3:50am! I have my phone set to vibrate which I can still hear well, for possible emergency calls or texts. So I assumed something was wrong, freaked me out!

    I don't need a weather alert to wake me up at 3:50am, unless I'm in immediate danger. Also, where I live was never under a blizzard warning, and still isn't, only a winter storm warning. And I already knew about the weather because I'm not an ignoramus.
  12. #37  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Quote Originally Posted by blorgon View Post
    The night before last, I got woken up by a "Blizzard Alert" at 3:50am! I have my phone set to vibrate which I can still hear well, for possible emergency calls or texts. So I assumed something was wrong, freaked me out!

    I don't need a weather alert to wake me up at 3:50am, unless I'm in immediate danger. Also, where I live was never under a blizzard warning, and still isn't, only a winter storm warning. And I already knew about the weather because I'm not an ignoramus.
    Go into the Messages app and turn them off if you don't want them.
  13. #38  
    crxssi's Avatar
    Linux: The power beneath

    Posts
    2,253 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,572 Global Posts

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Mo View Post
    Go into the Messages app and turn them off if you don't want them.
    I agree. It is a feature that *COULD* be useful if it was done correctly. But it is not done correctly at all. So it must be turned off. What a shame- something that COULD have saved lives, too. But when you "cry wolf", nobody will pay attention anymore.

    I posted before that I, too, had the crap scared out of me several times with extremely false/invalid crud.
    Click "Thanks" and/or "Like" button on posts where someone helped you or you liked the posting. Nexus 5 (T-Mobile), Nexus 10, Evo LTE, Evo 3D, Evo 4G
  14. #39  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Mo View Post
    Go into the Messages app and turn them off if you don't want them.
    I did. But my point is that I shouldn't have to. The alert I got was incorrect for my area, came at an inappropriate time (since there was no immediate threat) and the notification comes in like a phone call, which I can't change. The only options are to turn my phone to completely silent, which means I would miss real emergency calls, or turn off the weather emergency notifications altogether. Neither is ideal. The point I'm trying to make is that the system needs fixing in order to be useful and not disruptive and confusing, not to mention incorrect.
  15. #40  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    I got one of those the other day but mine was only a test. I thought it was a Mayan calendar alert
  16. #41  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    This may be relevant, I use Selective Silence to bypass the silent setting I use frequently.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
  17. #42  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Yeah happened to me during Hurricane Sandy

    Sent from my EVO LTE using Android Central Forums
  18. #43  
    asnigro's Avatar

    Posts
    43 Posts
    Global Posts
    53 Global Posts

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Just got my first ever alert in the whole life of my HTC EVO 3D (had it for over a year) and came across this thread via google search. Tornado warning for the next 15 minutes, but after searching a few weather sites, nothing is being reported in my area? Wierd false alarm I guess.

    If the results were actually valid, I would NOT want to turn them off on my phone. But since this was a false alarm, I may consider turning them off if they continue.
  19. #44  
    doomstang's Avatar

    Posts
    222 Posts
    ROM
    Viper ROM

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    I got my first Amber Alert on my phone yesterday here in STL....the thing went nuts lol. My parents both came looking for me saying "my phone just went crazy making sounds it said something on the screen but I chose Dismiss just to make it stop...wtf was that??". I had to show them how to find it in Messages.
    Apparently it startled a lot of people...the local news stations all had 5 min stories about the phones going off (and 10 seconds about the actual amber alert).
  20. #45  
    Cy6
    Cy6 is offline
    Cy6's Avatar

    Posts
    1 Posts

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Am I the only one who sees the "Presidential Alert" as grossly unacceptable?
    A communication channel you MUST have open at all times. Because something terrible might happen and only Big Brother can help us proles.

    This is how 1984 style government starts. Drones now fly over the USA and somehow have the right to record (spy) on anything they see. Look for thousands and and thousands more coming to a sky near you, Johnny US Citizen. Thanks to recently passed legislation.

    Does the government need control over everything? No, but they won't stop until they get it. We are slowly becoming the land of the kept.
  21. #46  
    crxssi's Avatar
    Linux: The power beneath

    Posts
    2,253 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,572 Global Posts

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy6 View Post
    Am I the only one who sees the "Presidential Alert" as grossly unacceptable? A communication channel you MUST have open at all times. Because something terrible might happen and only Big Brother can help us proles. Does the government need control over everything? No, but they won't stop until they get it. We are slowly becoming the land of the kept.
    No, you are not the only one.
    Click "Thanks" and/or "Like" button on posts where someone helped you or you liked the posting. Nexus 5 (T-Mobile), Nexus 10, Evo LTE, Evo 3D, Evo 4G
  22. #47  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    I received one once that was a test message. It was the day before the Mayan calendar ended.
  23. #48  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Ditto... you are not the only one.

    Sent from my tracker that records every search, email and tweet ever written for the purpose of the greater good??

    Of course... if you have done nothing wrong, what is wrong with Big Brother having access to everything you do??

    (that's an invitation for response)
  24. #49  

    Thumbs up Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Does ANYONE EVER read ANYTHING? However, I did read your response and THANK YOU. What app will substitute for the message app? The idea that I need to receive Presidential apps and cannot turn it off is offensive to me.
  25. #50  

    Default Re: So my phone scares the bejesus out of me...

    Quote Originally Posted by gregisonfire View Post
    I'm kind of wondering what the "Presidential" alert is... Hopefully we never have to actually find out.
    Well, we can be sure it is not going to be a notification that the NAS is bugging your calls!
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions