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RMT test message on phone?

 
Anonymous Coward
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11/01/2011 11:05 AM
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RMT test message on phone?
Anyone else ever get one of these messages on your phone? I have verizon, and woke up this morning with a little red cross icon at the top of the screen where the new alerts go, and when i clicked on the alert, it said alert, emrgency level severe, significant risk to life/property, etc. Scared the crap out of me, but then i saw that (in easy to overlook text) it said Test, issue time, expiration time, etc.
I googled RMT alert and it pulled up the EAS/Emergency Broadcast System. I have seen the tests on the tv and heard them on the radio, but never had one on my phone. Anyone else??
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11/01/2011 11:10 AM
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I have verizon but did not see that I have a droid don't know if that matters.
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11/01/2011 11:14 AM
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I have a Droid too. And of course my dumbass (i had just woken up)hit the clear button with the intent to pull the message up again in text messages, but it's not there. So I'm sure someone will call BS cuz I have no pics, but I really did get this alert. I wonder if maybe it's somehow spam?? (I do have Lookout but maybe something got by it) If it's an actual test then I'm sure others had to have received the same alert, right??
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I woke up this morning to a CMAS notification alert on my phone. Didn't think much of it until I looked it up on the computer and found out it was some kind of Emergency Broadcast system for Mobile phones. My carrier is Verizon.
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11/01/2011 11:20 AM
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Re: RMT test message on phone?
I woke up this morning to a CMAS notification alert on my phone. Didn't think much of it until I looked it up on the computer and found out it was some kind of Emergency Broadcast system for Mobile phones. My carrier is Verizon.
 Quoting: ChickSlap


Aha, so it looks likely that it was some Verizon thing? Maybe CMAS and RMT are the same things, but appear different depending on phone? (I have a Motorola DroidX) Did it say the same kind of stuff as mine; warning level, times, etc.?
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11/01/2011 11:39 AM

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I woke up this morning to a CMAS notification alert on my phone. Didn't think much of it until I looked it up on the computer and found out it was some kind of Emergency Broadcast system for Mobile phones. My carrier is Verizon.
 Quoting: ChickSlap


Aha, so it looks likely that it was some Verizon thing? Maybe CMAS and RMT are the same things, but appear different depending on phone? (I have a Motorola DroidX) Did it say the same kind of stuff as mine; warning level, times, etc.?
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No times or warning levels. I clicked it but it just closed. No other messages to see. After reading about CMAS, it seems to be an Emergency Broadcast notification that targets all mobile devices in the area where an emergency is occurring or has occurred. At first I thought the same thing you did: It's a Verizon thing. However,I found that not everyone on Verizon received it. I have an Iphone btw
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11/01/2011 11:42 AM
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Nope. Have not received any, yet. AT&T, here
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11/01/2011 11:47 AM
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Re: RMT test message on phone?
I woke up this morning to a CMAS notification alert on my phone. Didn't think much of it until I looked it up on the computer and found out it was some kind of Emergency Broadcast system for Mobile phones. My carrier is Verizon.
 Quoting: ChickSlap


Aha, so it looks likely that it was some Verizon thing? Maybe CMAS and RMT are the same things, but appear different depending on phone? (I have a Motorola DroidX) Did it say the same kind of stuff as mine; warning level, times, etc.?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1516850


No times or warning levels. I clicked it but it just closed. No other messages to see. After reading about CMAS, it seems to be an Emergency Broadcast notification that targets all mobile devices in the area where an emergency is occurring or has occurred. At first I thought the same thing you did: It's a Verizon thing. However,I found that not everyone on Verizon received it. I have an Iphone btw
 Quoting: ChickSlap


My husband has an iPhone (and verizon) so I will ask him if he got an alert when I can get ahold of him at work. Weird.
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11/01/2011 11:55 AM

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OP, if you don't mind me asking, what state are you in? I'm in NJ.
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Re: RMT test message on phone?
Maybe it depends where you are but most everyone has verizon around here and nobody got it where are you?
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11/01/2011 01:33 PM
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Hey I got one just now as well. I'm in NJ.

It's just a test right? The fact that the level of Severity was Severe was very frightening.
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11/01/2011 01:35 PM
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I'm from NY and i also got this messagee
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11/01/2011 01:35 PM
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I have gotten it 3 times today.. the first time was ar 2:45 this morning .. it says its a test.. I have verizon
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11/01/2011 01:35 PM
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Hey I got one just now as well. I'm in NJ.

It's just a test right? The fact that the level of Severity was Severe was very frightening.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2391434


What was the message? That terrorists have taken over the white house? That's old news.
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11/01/2011 01:36 PM
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OP, if you don't mind me asking, what state are you in? I'm in NJ.
 Quoting: ChickSlap


Yup, NJ here too. And i also just got another one!
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11/01/2011 01:37 PM
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Im the op, just posting from my phone now hence the diff user id
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11/01/2011 01:38 PM
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Re: RMT test message on phone?
I had the same message in my cell and I have a DROIDX, Verizon
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11/01/2011 01:39 PM
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I have a DROID.. if u look under you application I think u will find an alert sp.. I opened it and found some info
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11/01/2011 01:40 PM
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I've gotten this today, as well. Verizon, Droid2. NYC. Wasn't sure if it was some app virus or something. This thread is the only thing I found when I googled this.
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11/01/2011 01:42 PM
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Re: RMT test message on phone?
yeah I got that too 3 times today, I thought it was spam at first.... but it seems to be legitimate. Mine said that it was a test, but it was a severe life threatening alert... it then asked me if I want to receive future alerts, Idk if i do or not. Did any one get this option? What did you go with?
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11/01/2011 01:45 PM
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If you go to your application page you may find out if you have a new application loaded.. it's called emergency alert... I saw 1 on mine and I opened it and I saw the alert that I had received 3 times today
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11/01/2011 01:51 PM
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Re: RMT test message on phone?
I'm on a Droid. Here is the full content of the message.

RMT Alert

2011-11-01, 13:25

NETWORK TEST Wireless Emergency Alerting System NETWORK TEST Thank You

Message Information:
Alert type: RMT alert
Severity: Severe (Significant threat to life or property)
Urgency: Expected (Responsive action should be taken soon - within the next hour)
Alert response type: Reserved
Alert category: Other (Other events)
Certainty: Likely (Likely. Probability > ~50%)
Expiration: 2011-12-01, 17:29
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11/01/2011 01:58 PM
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I'm on a Droid. Here is the full content of the message.

RMT Alert

2011-11-01, 13:25

NETWORK TEST Wireless Emergency Alerting System NETWORK TEST Thank You

Message Information:
Alert type: RMT alert
Severity: Severe (Significant threat to life or property)
Urgency: Expected (Responsive action should be taken soon - within the next hour)
Alert response type: Reserved
Alert category: Other (Other events)
Certainty: Likely (Likely. Probability > ~50%)
Expiration: 2011-12-01, 17:29
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2391434


The expiration says 12-01-11. Does that mean the alert is for the whole month of November? Sounds like a government "CYA" alert if you ask me. Then if something happens, they can say "Hey, we did warn you. Check your phone!" chuckle
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11/01/2011 02:01 PM
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That is exactly what mine said. I have heard maybe it has something to do with the EAS EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM test set for 11/09/11?
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11/01/2011 02:02 PM
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This is getting mighty strange.
ChickSlap
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11/01/2011 02:06 PM
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Just received another CMAS alert. Something isn't sitting well with me in regards to this. If they are testing their system, they should notify recipients ahead of time or, at the very least, indicate that these alerts are only tests.
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11/01/2011 02:09 PM
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Im going to call Verizon I guess!
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11/01/2011 02:15 PM
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Hey I got one just now as well. I'm in NJ.

It's just a test right? The fact that the level of Severity was Severe was very frightening.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2391434


I've been getting these things for like a week now, 3 today with Verizon in the dirty jersey. Wtf why are we gettingthem? At the very least if it is a test the geniuses at Verizon should remove the severe r
Threat to life n property....scary times made unnecessarily more scary by vzw
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11/01/2011 02:16 PM
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Im going to call Verizon I guess!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4430298


Let us know what they say!

PS I'm the one who posted the message in entirety before. That's the only message I've received. Are those who are receiving multiple alerts getting the same message over and over?
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11/01/2011 02:45 PM
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Expiration: 2011-12-01, 17:29
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11/01/2011 02:48 PM
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Re: RMT test message on phone?
I got the same alert too at 1:25pm...
I'm also on Verizon, have a DroidX, and in the NJ / NYC area. Must be the common denominator!

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