Smart Phone "Presidential Alert" Locked on...Submitted by mainebob on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:35
At 3:40am this morning, I was awaken to a "Severe Alert" text message from the National Weather Service on my smartphone shown on the left:
DUH! and W T F! I knew the "Blizzard Nemo" was coming..the worst of it to start in 12 hours...and I need my handsomeness sleep.... Ok, I'm awake, so I look for the settings to turn this kind of message off... I find the setting screen shown on the right, "Amber Alert" for child abductions, Then Severe, then Extreme. I can turn these OFF... But the Top alert, the Presidential Alert, I cannot turn off or uncheck it....
So, what's up with this? What possible alert would the POTUS have for me? What are possible scenarios???
Sure, I can turn the phone off, but some phones turn themselves back on...(Not tested with this android samsung).
Looking forward to DP insights...
[Also, admin can turn my a href into an img src to make the pic show up in the post.]