1. viper31573's Avatar
    was in another room and i hear a beeping noise like the noise you hear when a tv station is doing a test, but no TVs on in the house. then i realize its my note 2 telling me there is an amber alert in tampa(about 4 hrs away). i had no idea i would get emergency alerts like this. no phone of mine has ever done that
    04-03-2013 01:18 PM
  2. kris.richards's Avatar
    Verizons newer phones do this. I believe you can disable it in the messaging app settings. Scared the crap out of me the first time I heard it as well lol.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    04-03-2013 01:49 PM
  3. Jude526's Avatar
    All devices are doing this now. I chose to disable when I had my Rezound. I was getting constant weather too. Haven't received on my Note except weather and without the annoying beep.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2
    04-03-2013 01:51 PM
  4. viper31573's Avatar
    its actually kind of a good thing to have, as long as it dont go overboard. i mean id like to know if a tornado is coming my way, and an amber alert is worth knowing about
    04-03-2013 01:57 PM
  5. nlitenme's Avatar
    I was reading on mine when the alert went off earlier (I'm about an hour north of Tampa). I jumped & almost dropped the phone it startled me so much! That's the first Amber alert I've ever received.

    Seriously though, it's great that technology can help with situations like that. You never know if you could be the one who spots them.
    04-03-2013 03:02 PM
  6. Jerry-O's Avatar
    Turned mine off the first time it went off at 0300 and it was only a test. Scared the s&%* out of me and I could not figure out how to silence it from a just woken up state so it woke my wife up too.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    04-03-2013 06:39 PM
  7. GregMargie's Avatar
    Verizons newer phones do this. I believe you can disable it in the messaging app settings. Scared the crap out of me the first time I heard it as well lol.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    Me too the first time I heard it! I think it's a good thing though. Living in AZ. We don't get Alerts to often (great weather, no natural disasters) but when we do, it is very helpful!



    Margie
    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    04-03-2013 07:03 PM
  8. djroy03's Avatar
    was in another room and i hear a beeping noise like the noise you hear when a tv station is doing a test, but no TVs on in the house. then i realize its my note 2 telling me there is an amber alert in tampa(about 4 hrs away). i had no idea i would get emergency alerts like this. no phone of mine has ever done that
    Same here! Was driving to work this afternoon and my phone was in my pocket. An alarm goes off and I think it's from the radio. Turned the radio off and it's still going! Freaked me out!
    04-03-2013 07:38 PM
  9. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Verizon has some info on the emergency alerts here: Wireless Emergency Alerts FAQs | Verizon Wireless

    Myself, I always immediately go in and disable them as I'm only interested in weather alerts which tend to be too broad and inaccurate anyway in the built-in system. So instead I use a third party app such as Beweather, which has a list of about 50 alert items from moderate to severe. I set it to only alert on severe, fast developing things such as severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings.
    04-03-2013 09:05 PM
  10. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    I'm not getting any of those alerts on mine, but I'm not complaining. LOL
    04-04-2013 01:17 AM
  11. cj100570's Avatar
    I don't mean any disrespect to anyone but I'm just wondering if anyone reads the manual anymore or plays with all the settings on their phones when they get them? I only ask because I keep seeing posts about people not knowing their phone does this, that or the other.
    04-04-2013 09:55 PM
  12. k9cop's Avatar
    Just read this thread yesterday and wouldn't you know it, my phone got one today. Scared a little pee out of me since my was on vibrate. It was an Amber Alert for 2 kids in Florida.
    04-04-2013 11:18 PM

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