Minnesotans to get emergency alerts on cellphones

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: June 18, 2012 - 5:08 PM
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SekaLoniLJun. 18, 12 5:51 PM

I have a cell phone that doesn't send or receive text messages. I don't want it unneccesarily vibrating or making sounds. THAT'S WHY I TURNED OFF THE TEXT MESSAGING IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!! If I want to know what the weather is doing, I'll stick my head out the window rather than having the government point out the obvious to me.

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wakeupsheepJun. 18, 12 6:15 PM

See this the way they always frame things people, it's always for your safety. When a government says they are going to make things safer that really means they are about to take your rights away somehow. Wake up people they don't care about your safety they want to control you just like the TSA wants to keep searching you without a warrent.

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dewey666Jun. 18, 12 7:38 PM

Not a lot of useful information in this article. Only a few current cell phones are capable of receiving these messages - check the provider websites. Also some of the alerts can be turned off by the user.

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rohde020Jun. 18, 12 8:19 PM

I think this sounds awesome- an innovative use of technology that meets a need. I'm looking forward to the alerts, especially since they're free!

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RStar23Jun. 18, 12 8:35 PM

What is missing is the ability of cell phone users to opt-in if they want this stuff and to not receive any of these messages unless they have opted in.

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MellersJun. 18, 12 9:12 PM

I too turned off my texting plan; I didn't get that many (usually) and didn't mind paying $.20 for each text with a couple exceptions from a few of my text-happy friends who had no problem calling instead of texting. Hopefully "alerts" means voicemail or email messages too.

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elo_62Jun. 19, 1212:50 AM

This is not needed. I currently get the same through The Weather Channel. Somebody has to administer this program. Why not save a few bucks and simply not do it?

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