Emergency Alert Test Sent to Mobile Phones Nationwide

Americans Can't Opt Out of Today's 'Presidential Alert'

Levine/NewscomHundreds of millions of Americans received a "Presidential Alert" on their cell phone today.

"Just got a presidential test message to my phone".

GettyTrump with Mike Pence and Melania Trump visiting FEMA headquarters.

On her Twitter feed, she linked to an article about the test alert adding the caption: 'Making sure this works'. Eastern time Wednesday, Americans across the country were interrupted by an urgent notification on their cellphones. This will be the fourth nationwide test of the EAS after similar tests in 2011, 2016, and 2017.

Phones that are on and in service range should receive WEA messages. Users cannot opt out of receiving the test message.

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GettyU.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with a FEMA Administrator. With other messages like AMBER alerts and flood warnings that automatically pop up on people's phones, many carriers let you go into your phone's settings to shut them off. USA cellphone users are not able opt out of presidential alerts. "No action is needed", the full text will read. The WEA was subsequently launched in 2012 to "assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed". The main difference is that this is nationwide rather than regional.

These alerts will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

That three out of four phones probably received the warning is a reflection of our always-on, technologically connected times. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar.

The system is also used for lower-level alerts such as local weather warnings and AMBER Alerts, which are used to alert the public to missing children.

The alert, which was scheduled for 7.18pm BST (2.18pm ET) on Wednesday, was the first trial of the system, which is part a new collaboration with The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). First, an alert tone, followed by a message sent to cellular devices all across the country.

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"Just got the presidential alert message", tweeted comedian Dr Popular.

The suit states the complainants are people "who do not wish to receive text messages of any kind on any topic or subject from President Trump".

WEA: The WEA delivers alerts to cell phones.

A journalist, a breastfeeding advocate and a fitness instructor teamed up to sue Fema, claiming the technology was a violation of their rights to be free from "government-compelled listening".

No one can opt out of these alerts - and only the president has the ability to decide if or when those alerts are sent.

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