National Alert Message: The message will arrive at 14:18 this Wednesday (18:18 GMT) to tens of millions of cell phones across the country and it is not possible to decide whether or not to receive it. More than 100 providers, including Verizon, AT & T, Sprint and T-Mobile, will participate in the test
The vast majority of cell phones will receive a text message from President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of the testing of a system that would alert the entire country in case of a national crisis, such as a foreign attack or tsunami.
The message will arrive at 14:18 this Wednesday (18:18 GMT) to tens of millions of cell phones across the country and it is not possible to decide whether or not you want to receive it, according to official sources quoted by US media.
“Presidential Alert: THIS IS A PROOF of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System No action is required” by the user, will indicate the text message in English.
The national test is conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and seeks to prepare the system if necessary to alert the Americans in the event of a crisis that could affect the entire country.
“When those messages appear on mobile devices, people should take them extremely seriously. (They will refer to something that) will have a direct impact on either their lives or their safety,” said the director of the FEMA public alert program. , Antwane Johnson, to the CBS television network.
According to FEMA, the message will be received by all those cell phones that are switched on at the scheduled time for sending the text, that have coverage and whose provider participates in the program organized by the federal authorities.
More than 100 suppliers, including the country’s major suppliers – Verizon, AT & T, Sprint and T-Mobile – will participate in the emergency alert test, according to FEMA.
📳TOMORROW (Wednesday) 10/3: Expect to get a test emergency alert message on your phone at 2:18 PM EDT.
You’ll hear a loud tone & vibration. This is a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system.
— FEMA (@fema) October 2, 2018
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