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  # 2124329 12-Nov-2018 17:28
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DarthKermit:

 

Glad I don't have to fret about having a phone that may or may not be compatible with this technology or for payments or anything else.

 

 

Haha yeah, didn't get anything last year with my Oneplus 2 phone. I've updated it to Android Pie a few months ago, maybe I'll be more lucky this year.

 

Not quite sure why they couldn't have used both whatever system they're using now and the other cell broadcast thing that other countries use that are on parallel imported phones (not to mention, people visiting NZ).

 

 

 

Anyone know if there is anything we can do to try make sure it works when we have something like LineageOS running on our phone? 


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  # 2133882 25-Nov-2018 18:04
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In case anyone has missed the note above (or the advertising), the test is occurring within the next hour.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2133888 25-Nov-2018 18:16
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Seems to work.

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  # 2133890 25-Nov-2018 18:17
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Yep, my phone just went crazy. I had no idea that this was happening; unlike last time they apparently kept it fairly quiet!


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  # 2133891 25-Nov-2018 18:17
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scared my son who had no idea what it was, thought his phone had broken 





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  # 2133892 25-Nov-2018 18:18
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Behodar:

Yep, my phone just went crazy. I had no idea that this was happening; unlike last time they apparently kept it fairly quiet!



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  # 2133893 25-Nov-2018 18:19
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The missus and I just got now, in Outram, Dunedin. Moto g5s and Samsung A5 (I think) both on Skinny.




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  # 2133894 25-Nov-2018 18:21
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3 iPhone users in the house all of us got it.
My XS Max didn’t make a sound however. It was on silent, and vibrated. I toggled the silent switch and it briefly sirened (for about half a second if that). Strange behaviour which I don’t think is how it should work?

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  # 2133895 25-Nov-2018 18:21
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Worked here, got it around 6.15pm on 2degrees.





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  # 2133896 25-Nov-2018 18:21
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I wasn't aware this was happing, came through my headphones at full volume while I was cutting veges.




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  # 2133898 25-Nov-2018 18:22
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Didn't get it - Invercargill OnePlus 3, Spark. Likely due to the fact it is parallel imported (why they didn't use international emergency types it beyond me)

Edit: the egg has been firmly planted on my face, I got it as a presidential alert several minutes after others in my household. Phone was on silent so only vibrating, no sound.

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  # 2133899 25-Nov-2018 18:22
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It came up on Skinny on iPhone 6 but there was no noise with it, just came up as a notification.

 

That wouldn't wake me up!


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  # 2133900 25-Nov-2018 18:22
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tardtasticx: 3 iPhone users in the house all of us got it.
My XS Max didn’t make a sound however. It was on silent, and vibrated. I toggled the silent switch and it briefly sirened (for about half a second if that). Strange behaviour which I don’t think is how it should work?

 

Same thing happened on my XS Max. Does all iOS devices just vibrate for this alert when on silent?





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  # 2133901 25-Nov-2018 18:22
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Djmixerdomo: I wasn't aware this was happing, came through my headphones at full volume while I was cutting veges.

 

Yikes. What sort of phone? Blasting your eardrums out is not a good idea!


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