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    Default Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    In the massaging app under emergency message settings tap emergency alerts it gives you the option to receive amber alerts for missing children, weather alerts but theirs also a '' presidential alerts'' that can't be turned off. Why do I get to choose if I want to receive notifications on missing kids but if Obama wants to break into my phone he can and I can't do anything. It's like it was put there just so we can see and have no way of opting out. If u have seen this feature, does it bother you? Or give you a sense of security in ur pocket? Lol

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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    You probably got an Obama phone...how much did you pay for that phone?
    Lumia 925 w/Black, Nexus 5 (32GB), Moto X (32GB), Lumia 1020, Google Edition S4, Galaxy S4 (32GB), S4 Active, Nexus 4, Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note (ATT), Galaxy Note Intl., Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Nexus S, Atrix 2, Atrix, Galaxy S1 Captivate, Nexus 7 (32GB), iPad 4, Dell Venue Pro 8
    and yes...an iPhone 5 too...
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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    Just noticed it's the same for my Nexus 4 & yes it does kind of bother me!
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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    Congressional Act.

    Cannot opt out of that level.

    John
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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    It doesn't bother me. However, I'd be very interested to know what events would qualify for such an alert.
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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    It's better to leave it on, this way when the meteor comes you will know at least
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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    You probably got an Obama phone...how much did you pay for that phone?
    He didn't pay for it. All the taxpayers did.


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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    You probably got an Obama phone...how much did you pay for that phone?
    It's a galaxy s4..i paid 239. But ur funny haha.

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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    "Ladies and gentleman... Osama Bin Laden is dead."

    Lol, that woulda been a cool one to get over your phone.
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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    The OP said it was a "massaging" so the alerts should make you feel better while getting any bad news.

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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    by the time this guy gets done with use we will wishing for a meteor!

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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    Rebooting my phone resets all the unchecked alerts. I don't remember to go uncheck them until I'm suddenly getting Amber alerts. GRRRR! Anyone else seeing that?
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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    What about this to disable it on a non-rooted phone:

    1. Force stop / disable the messaging application
    2. Download and install a free third party messaging app (yes you have a new number)
    3. Use it.


    Anyone try that??
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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    It has nothing to do with Obama and everything to do with the FCC and having available way to alert everyone with a cell phone of a national, state or local emergency, be it weather, FEMA, evacuation, terrorist attack or chemical spill.
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    Default Re: Presidential alerts? No option to turn off.

    It is no different than and just a more modern version if the emergency alert system that comes across your radio or television. There ia no opting out.

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