The U.S. National Weather service said that it would start sending emergency bulletins directly to people’s phones earlier this year. Looks like the system is working for more people now.
Well, the system is apparently working with the iPhone 5 at present, as I received the alert you see at right earlier today. The area where I live is currently under a blizzard warning, so I received the message. My wife uses an iPhone 4S on AT&T and did not receive the alert, and Erica Sadun — with the same equipment and network — was also left in the dark. I’m not sure if that’s because they’re on an “older” iPhone model or if AT&T hasn’t initiated the service in the Denver area.
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