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  # 2360598 25-Nov-2019 18:57
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iPhone 11 on VF got it. iPhone 8 on VF didn't get it. iPhone SE on Skinny didn't get it. All ios up to date.?????


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  # 2360601 25-Nov-2019 19:00
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mattwnz:

 

That's a bit of a problem, because I know of many people who keep their phone on airplane mode, and only use wifi. This is to conserve battery life, and also means no distractions during downtime. This is one reason I have a landline, as I mainly use my phone as a mobile internet device.

 

 

Then it's not really a phone. 

 

As outlined many times in the length of this thread. It is NOT the only method of alerting should the real need occur. And would be silly to rely on it as one.

 

It isn't a problem. It's a method of alerting that is opt in. Not using a phone as a phone, is opting out.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2360637 25-Nov-2019 21:15
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mattwnz:

 

..., because I know of many people who keep their phone on airplane mode, and only use wifi. ..., and also means no distractions during downtime. ...

 

Really? People you know enable Wi-Fi during downtime? All apps use data, be that mobile data OR Wi-Fi. With the constant notifications that these additional apps do, how much downtime can there really be when using Wi-Fi?

 

Why not use DND? No notifications from all of these apps. Still allows an emergency caller to try & call twice to get through to you.

 

 





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  # 2360763 26-Nov-2019 08:51
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Just checking back in to confirm that the handset guys see no reason why a Vodafone Smart V8 handset should not receive alerts while being used with 2degrees. In fact, due to the nature of the service, a compatible handset should receive the alerts even if it has no SIM in it.





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  # 2360779 26-Nov-2019 09:24
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I saw a mention of "Presidential Alerts" in here. This is something on the handset firmware but people don't understand...

 

 

 

 

People don't understand "standards" and people don't understand that's what happens when you buy an imported handset or the firmware used is not a local one.





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  # 2361026 26-Nov-2019 17:46
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SaltyNZ:

Just checking back in to confirm that the handset guys see no reason why a Vodafone Smart V8 handset should not receive alerts while being used with 2degrees. In fact, due to the nature of the service, a compatible handset should receive the alerts even if it has no SIM in it.



Thanks for the update. Also @timmmay here is your answer

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  # 2361075 26-Nov-2019 18:16
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I didn't get anything on my LG G7. Work iPhone was off. My old LG G4 made a tremendous noise for the last one.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2361130 26-Nov-2019 20:32
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Anyone know if any airline passengers were caught out, in not setting their device to flight mode?

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  # 2368332 4-Dec-2019 19:14
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Apparently an actual alert was sent out in the Takanini area regarding the fire today. Mum's Alcatel basic flip phone received it.




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  # 2370519 8-Dec-2019 13:43
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my daughter's iphone recieved one of these alerts at 2am this morning (8/11/19) from timaru.govt.nz (in regards to Rangitata River flooding)
I've received all previous test alerts (on my android phone) but didn't get this one.
Checking around - a couple with iphones have confirmed they also received but nobody with an android phone received.
Of course this was at the time that all mobile towers in the lower south island were out of action.

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  # 2370524 8-Dec-2019 14:35
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farcus:

 

my daughter's iphone recieved one of these alerts at 2am this morning (8/11/19) from timaru.govt.nz (in regards to Rangitata River flooding)
I've received all previous test alerts (on my android phone) but didn't get this one.
Checking around - a couple with iphones have confirmed they also received but nobody with an android phone received.
Of course this was at the time that all mobile towers in the lower south island were out of action.

We're both on Skinny

 

 

@farcus Which carrier is your daughters iPhone on? If cell sites are off-line how do they push out the alert?


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  # 2370728 8-Dec-2019 22:21
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Linux:

 

@farcus Which carrier is your daughters iPhone on? If cell sites are off-line how do they push out the alert?

 

 

skinny - same as my phone.
As I understand it - vodas towers were unaffected . . . so maybe pushed from there??
Also, in Timaru itself - the tower outages seemed a bit sporadic (e.g. I at times would get a 3g signal where I would normally get a 4g one, and very few bars)
SMS would go through (sometimes)


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