Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 2,790 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 1,316,708
Pageviews Today: 1,776,079Threads Today: 362Posts Today: 7,207
12:43 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

RMT test message on phone?

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2159872
United States
11/01/2011 02:50 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
[link to www.engadget.com]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 4434549
United States
11/01/2011 02:51 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I got the same message on my droid x this morning. I read it and reached got my glock 21, lol.
Pace Maker

User ID: 1501923
United States
11/01/2011 02:53 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
This is getting mighty strange.
 Quoting: Turtle


abduct
Hang
On
Not
Done
Accelerating

A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

(PLEASE Refrain from being a spelling NAZI)
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1480093
United States
11/01/2011 03:11 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
hiding
KEEBOFSYLPH

User ID: 4434569
United States
11/01/2011 03:30 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
Got one on my Droid 2 and another on my husband's Droid X this morning. I think it's really nice to know they send these authorizations in the middle of the night when people are half asleep. I also got the 1:25pm msg too, not sure bout my hubby. I can already tell you I don't like the way this new system is turning out.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 4435234
United States
11/01/2011 03:35 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I got the same message on my Droid X, I'm in NJ, about 30 minutes from NYC/NYS border.

Verizon, like many of the rest of us, Googled it, but when I pushed them, they seem to have gone further.

He said it was a new emergency alert system that the government is working out, and the alerts are required from the FCC.

There is a post I saw on Google that seems to be from the FCC, but I haven't spent the time reading it thoroughly.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1480093
United States
11/01/2011 04:23 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
So these alerts are just on the east coast? Maybe I missed something.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2780350
United States
11/01/2011 04:28 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
HTC Droid with Verizon and located in Hays, KS. No such message so far(but then again nothing to major here other than drunks..
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1516850
United States
11/01/2011 06:57 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I got the same message on my Droid X, I'm in NJ, about 30 minutes from NYC/NYS border.

Verizon, like many of the rest of us, Googled it, but when I pushed them, they seem to have gone further.

He said it was a new emergency alert system that the government is working out, and the alerts are required from the FCC.

There is a post I saw on Google that seems to be from the FCC, but I haven't spent the time reading it thoroughly.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4435234


This is kinda freaky, I guess it makes sense that the gov. would be testing this now with the impending nationwide EAS test, but I wonder why only certain people (NY/NJ Verizon customers) were chosen to receive these messages? And without prior notification that we even had some EAS app downloaded to our phones by them? And the message itself was so dire; and only in small text at the top did it say "Test" When I got the second alert this afternoon, an option box popped up asking me if I wanted to kee receiving alerts, I hit No, then was brought to a manage app screen with checkboxes, and was able to uncheck Emergeny and Amber Alerts, but get this, the top option said "Presidential-level Alerts" and i was unable to uncheck that.... Something strange is afoot here...
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1480093
United States
11/01/2011 07:00 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I got the same message on my Droid X, I'm in NJ, about 30 minutes from NYC/NYS border.

Verizon, like many of the rest of us, Googled it, but when I pushed them, they seem to have gone further.

He said it was a new emergency alert system that the government is working out, and the alerts are required from the FCC.

There is a post I saw on Google that seems to be from the FCC, but I haven't spent the time reading it thoroughly.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4435234


This is kinda freaky, I guess it makes sense that the gov. would be testing this now with the impending nationwide EAS test, but I wonder why only certain people (NY/NJ Verizon customers) were chosen to receive these messages? And without prior notification that we even had some EAS app downloaded to our phones by them? And the message itself was so dire; and only in small text at the top did it say "Test" When I got the second alert this afternoon, an option box popped up asking me if I wanted to kee receiving alerts, I hit No, then was brought to a manage app screen with checkboxes, and was able to uncheck Emergeny and Amber Alerts, but get this, the top option said "Presidential-level Alerts" and i was unable to uncheck that.... Something strange is afoot here...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1516850


I agree - something is off-key here.

I think we need a pin.
nobody
User ID: 2917684
United States
11/01/2011 07:21 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I got the same litte red cross icon alert message. I'm also from NJ and have verizon as my carrier.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1480093
United States
11/01/2011 07:22 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
Trying to pin this, need some karma :(

But I think it is important.
Turmoilx2

User ID: 4441758
United States
11/01/2011 07:24 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I am in Ohio and have a DroidX. No message but I did find the app in my app list. Never noticed it until after my Droid did the latest upgrade maybe a few weeks ago. Is it possible to just delete the app?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 4300820
United States
11/01/2011 07:24 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I am in Maryland, I also have Verizon the droid incredible and no warning here.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1480093
United States
11/01/2011 07:57 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
Yeah, I did it! Thanks guys for sharing karma with me hf
Da Purple Chicken
Just a little bit batty

User ID: 3940259
United States
11/01/2011 08:06 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
Haven't gotten one on my cell yet but, I'm with AT&T and live in a dead zone - won't get any texts until I go out.

They already use the EAS for landlines here in Hawaii. We get automatic calls whenever there is a severe weather alert or tsunami warning.
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

revstargazer (at) hotmail.com
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1516850
United States
11/01/2011 08:06 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
Yeah, I did it! Thanks guys for sharing karma with me hf
 Quoting: Turtle


Thanks for the pin! hf
Silent Wind

User ID: 1426743
United States
11/01/2011 08:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
South Jersey, droidx no alerts
Comforting the disturbed and disturbing the comfortable.

"So long as it harms no other, do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law"
IntimateShine

User ID: 4356119
United States
11/01/2011 08:14 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
Nothing here....Verizon user with a Dinc.
IntimateShine
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1480093
United States
11/01/2011 08:18 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
Yeah, I did it! Thanks guys for sharing karma with me hf
 Quoting: Turtle


Thanks for the pin! hf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1516850


Good thread and so very, very interesting hf
Amy_A

User ID: 1447484
United States
11/01/2011 08:25 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
They control us with Fear. These messages are another tactic to keep everyone afraid. When we are afraid, they can easily control us. We run to the gov for protection and they do the job we ask.
Amy
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 4081820
United States
11/01/2011 08:26 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
take a pic - bsflag
Burt Gummer

User ID: 4337789
United States
11/01/2011 08:30 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 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??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1516850


Only happens on newer phones the government has control of.


I recall someone posting a thread on GLP quite a while back about this new "useful government announcement feature" being integrated into phones soon.

Guess it's here now.

agent


Sometimes OLD TECH / LOW TECH rules the day.

Last Edited by Useless Cookie Eater on 11/01/2011 08:30 PM
Burt Gummer

User ID: 4337789
United States
11/01/2011 08:34 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
take a pic - bsflag
 Quoting: BEARGRILLZ


thwak

[link to img.photobucket.com]


antibs


[link to androidforums.com]

Last Edited by Useless Cookie Eater on 11/01/2011 08:34 PM
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1516850
United States
11/01/2011 08:36 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I am in Ohio and have a DroidX. No message but I did find the app in my app list. Never noticed it until after my Droid did the latest upgrade maybe a few weeks ago. Is it possible to just delete the app?
 Quoting: Turmoilx2


I just went into Setting - Apps - Manage Apps, and under the "All" list the Emergency Alert app ahows up, but when you click it there is NO uninstall option. All my other apps have that... There is a Force Close button, but I don't think that will remove it?
Burt Gummer

User ID: 4337789
United States
11/01/2011 08:37 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 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??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1516850


Only happens on newer phones the government has control of.


I recall someone posting a thread on GLP quite a while back about this new "useful government announcement feature" being integrated into phones soon.

Guess it's here now.

agent


Sometimes OLD TECH / LOW TECH rules the day.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Found the old article........

04-08-2008
Nationwide cellphone alert system in the works
[link to www.usatoday.com]
Burt Gummer

User ID: 4337789
United States
11/01/2011 08:38 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I am in Ohio and have a DroidX. No message but I did find the app in my app list. Never noticed it until after my Droid did the latest upgrade maybe a few weeks ago. Is it possible to just delete the app?
 Quoting: Turmoilx2


I just went into Setting - Apps - Manage Apps, and under the "All" list the Emergency Alert app ahows up, but when you click it there is NO uninstall option. All my other apps have that... There is a Force Close button, but I don't think that will remove it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1516850


Root the phone....then you can get rid of anything.
DoD
User ID: 4454664
United States
11/01/2011 08:40 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
Interesting - I work for DoD and I received an alert message testing the personnel accountability system this morning. Was told it sent in error.
truthwillsetyoufreeag​ain

User ID: 927177
United States
11/01/2011 08:47 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
I have Verizon on my BlackBerry, live just outside of NYC and did not get anything.
886
NSC SPOKESMAN: Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago.
HOWARD DEAN: Benghazi is a laughable joke. (ARRRRRRRRRRRRR)
HELLARY: What difference does it make?
CARNEY: Benghazi happened a long
time ago.
CONGRESSMAN CUMMINGS: Death is a part of life.
______________

As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.” - Elijah Parish Lovejoy(1802-1837)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington


Hallo

abishere
^TeChNoXiC^™

User ID: 3250487
United States
11/01/2011 08:54 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: RMT test message on phone?
So, this is the "PLAN (Personal Localized Alert Network) Emergency Alert System" - which is set to go nationwide (major carriers) by 2012. And this is government mandated?

If you are receiving this alerts already, your carrier is already participating "ahead of schedule"...

Interesting to me, that mandated or not, opt-in or opt-out(?), this technology is using the GPS capabilities of the device. I'm definitely NOT okay with that.
Keep fighting the good fight - It's right in front of us...

-TeCh®

News