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  # 1908199 27-Nov-2017 00:40
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PaulBags:
Is that any clearer? Or are people who don't understand going to keep going on about how they know better even though they don't even understand the argument?

 

Just stop there. You don't need to keep repeating yourself. We're not going to stop you from having your own opinion but sidestepping the thread causing an argument in the process is what I would consider a breach of the FUG. Congrats on stopping your alert but don't blame us when the robot uprising, zombies or a tsunami catch you out by surprise.





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  # 1908200 27-Nov-2017 00:44
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"sidestepping the thread causing an argument in the process" - What???

 
 
 
 


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  # 1908201 27-Nov-2017 01:07
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"Congrats on stopping your alert but don't blame us when the robot uprising, zombies or a tsunami catch you out by surprise." - Are you actually missing the point, or trolling?

People misunderstand, take me out of context, put words in my mouth (I'll blame Samsung for their poor software, thanks), ask me questions, or just have terrible logic in their arguments - and I'm supposed to not respond? Plenty of people acting like jerks early in the thread and that's fine yet I get told off for responding to them; and now you want to start flaming me?

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  # 1908209 27-Nov-2017 06:39
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Excellent timing and great planning with the test last evening and an earthquake in the early hours of this morning in the Capital. Kudos to all concerned 😁😛👍




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  # 1908214 27-Nov-2017 07:12
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larknz: It looks like the poor people who can't afford the latest phone miss out. Only the rich will be saved.

 

My $19 Alcatel Onetouch got it. 

 

 


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sbiddle:

larknz: It looks like the poor people who can't afford the latest phone miss out. Only the rich will be saved.


My $19 Alcatel Onetouch got it. 


 



You have got to stop being so extravagant with your phone purchases 😇😛😁




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  # 1908382 27-Nov-2017 12:03
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Was at a friends place down in Hamilton when the test went off.

 

 

 

Friend and I were like oh yay it works.

 

Partner wasn't aware, and was asking what we did... we were talking about one of those 1 use emergency panic devices at the time..

 

 

 

Worked on all the official and Chinese imported phones in the house.





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  # 1908383 27-Nov-2017 12:05
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The theory of a TNZ/NZC/VNZ specific HW/CSC firmware update required just flew out the window. Which goes against their 'make sure your device is up to date' hinting at a NZ change. Latest S4 is only like 4.1.1, as with some older non listed handsets that triggered

 

Workmate:

 

Samsung S4 (not on 'list')

 

CyanogenMod (android) 7.1

 

China based handset

 

Alerted?: YES

 

 

 

Super sporadic.


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  # 1908387 27-Nov-2017 12:18
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Anyone attached to a VodafoneNZ Sure Signal will not get the CD alert

 

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  # 1908390 27-Nov-2017 12:29
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I got it - iPhone7, so expected. 

 

I always have my phone on Silent, but I would have thought that for an application like this (which is built into the phone by the manufacturer) that it would bypass the Silent switch/setting and make a racket. A vibration will not wake me up.

 

I'd run every phone with Silent turned on.

 

I use the speaker (for Speakerphone, or watching cat videos), just prefer not to have it annoy me with emails/texts/messenger/phone call noises while it is sitting on my desk/beside my bed.


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  # 1908396 27-Nov-2017 12:38
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trig42:

I got it - iPhone7, so expected. 


I always have my phone on Silent, but I would have thought that for an application like this (which is built into the phone by the manufacturer) that it would bypass the Silent switch/setting and make a racket. A vibration will not wake me up.



You and the rest of the Ivibrate community.

For something premium priced for all the bells and whistles it's amusing to see the majority population run them essentially with a pointless speaker :)

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  # 1908407 27-Nov-2017 12:53
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I also leave mine on silent all the time. My watch alerts me for phone calls and impending calendar appointments, and I work on the assumption that nothing else is urgent enough to require my immediate attention. Unfortunately that assumption is probably wrong with respect to Civil Defence alerts.


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  # 1908508 27-Nov-2017 15:01
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djtOtago:

 

None of the phones in my house received the alert. iPhone 5s, Samsung S4, Sony Z1 compact.

 

 

 

 

Only phone in  my house hold that got it was my Motorola G4+ on Skinny.  The rest of them on Spark, 2D and Voda remained silent.   Guess it depends on the model and how old the phone is.   My M-in-laws Samsung J7 is only a couple of months old and she never got it. 





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Oblivian:
trig42:

 

I got it - iPhone7, so expected. 

 

 

 

I always have my phone on Silent, but I would have thought that for an application like this (which is built into the phone by the manufacturer) that it would bypass the Silent switch/setting and make a racket. A vibration will not wake me up.

 



You and the rest of the Ivibrate community.

For something premium priced for all the bells and whistles it's amusing to see the majority population run them essentially with a pointless speaker :)

 

 

 

I have mine on silent too, but the speaker works for things like podcasts, videos etc, so it still has a use when the actual alerts are on silent.


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  # 1908512 27-Nov-2017 15:12
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old3eyes:

 

djtOtago:

 

None of the phones in my house received the alert. iPhone 5s, Samsung S4, Sony Z1 compact.

 

 

 

 

Only phone in  my house hold that got it was my Motorola G4+ on Skinny.  The rest of them on Spark, 2D and Voda remained silent.   Guess it depends on the model and how old the phone is.   My M-in-laws Samsung J7 is only a couple of months old and she never got it. 

 

 

Well that rules out the bung skinny idea. Unless its a lot more regional/tower based.

 

It also adds to the 'up to date' handset confusion when you would expect a new one to have the right alert channels enabled. Further pointing finger at potential NZ only customisation that happens to work on global handsets from certain areas/ultra new OS


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