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National alert test on Sunday 23rd April

https://www.gov.uk/alerts/announcements

Please be aware:
"The UK government’s new Emergency Alerts system is now live.
The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone when lives are in danger. On Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm, there will be a national test of the Emergency Alerts service.

It will be used to warn you in the event of emergencies, such as severe flooding.
Emergency Alerts are sent to all compatible mobile phones within an area of risk. They don’t track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data. Only the government and the emergency services will be able to send them. If you don’t have a mobile phone, you’ll still be kept informed through other channels.

If you get an Emergency Alert on your phone, you’ll hear a loud, siren-like sound. A message on your screen will tell you about the emergency and how best to respond. You’ll be able to check an alert is genuine at gov.uk/alerts
If you receive an alert, read the alert carefully and follow the instructions.

You can opt out of receiving emergency alerts; for more information on how to opt out please go to gov.uk/alerts

To find out more about Emergency Alerts, visit gov.uk/alerts"
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My phone has been doing those emergency tests for ages, just sporadically. I'm talking a couple of years on and off. I'm really surprised that this is even news, doesn't everyone already get this randomly?
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Original post by PinkMobilePhone
My phone has been doing those emergency tests for ages, just sporadically. I'm talking a couple of years on and off. I'm really surprised that this is even news, doesn't everyone already get this randomly?

nope, I have never had one...
May have to turn this off as I am at the horse sanctuary at that time and I would rather not startle all the horses with that blaring out

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