Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test

mark seiden mis at seiden.com
Wed Oct 3 19:29:29 UTC 2018

my entire bus in san francisco got it.  the expressions were priceless.

t-mobile sent it earlier than other carriers -- i got it at x:18

On 10/3/18 11:52 AM, Andy Ringsmuth wrote:
> Did anyone on AT&T or an iPhone receive the test today? I believe it was supposed to happen at 2:18 EDT, followed by one on broadcast radio at 2:20 EDT.
> I’m in CDT, so 1:18 and 1:20 p.m. CDT.
> Message was heard on my desk radio at 1:21:35 p.m. CDT but as of the sending of this at 1:52 p.m. CDT, nothing on phones. I have an office full of AT&T iPhones and not a single one of them alerted.
> FEMA says https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test
> "Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once."
> My wife, with a Sprint iPhone, received the test.
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