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  Reply # 1900522 14-Nov-2017 10:12
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According to this article http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11943062, there will be a nationwide test on the 26th November.


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  Reply # 1900587 14-Nov-2017 11:53
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and it looks like the influx of NZHerald viewers has just used up the Google Drive quota of the account that was hosting the warning sound.

 

 

Sorry, you can't view or download this file at this time.

 

Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try accessing the file again later. If the file that you are trying to access is particularly large or is shared with many people, it may take up to 24 hours to be able to view or download the file. If you still can't access a file after 24 hours, contact your domain administrator.


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  Reply # 1900727 14-Nov-2017 15:48
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My Galaxy S5 isn't on the list but I found "Cell Broadcast" is on under Messaging settings. 

 

Didn't know about this stuff so at least someone has learnt something!!


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  Reply # 1900743 14-Nov-2017 16:11
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linw:

My Galaxy S5 isn't on the list but I found "Cell Broadcast" is on under Messaging settings. 


Didn't know about this stuff so at least someone has learnt something!!



The old cell broadcast channel 050 on 2G I think still works on VodafoneNZ

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  Reply # 1908381 27-Nov-2017 12:01
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VodafoneNZ Sure signal units do not support these alerts

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sbiddle:

 

PaulBags: Here's two: phone's being used for other purposes (e.g my kitchen clock), and avoiding scheduled tests.

Also, the alerts' format is terrible. It's not a reason to disable, but would like to see it addressed.

 

I can't see why there would ever be a need for scheduled tests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

people compliant  there was no proper alert system in the country after Kaikorua and now people want opt out.. 


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  Reply # 1908431 27-Nov-2017 13:40
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i assume it is this setting on a android for you to enable to get the alerts ?

 

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LG G3 


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cruxis:

 

i assume it is this setting on a android for you to enable to get the alerts ?

 

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LG G3 

 

 

Ignore all the places regurgitating that option. The presidential status being used over-rides it regardless what it's set to.


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  Reply # 1922490 20-Dec-2017 12:32
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Here's the documentation on what types of emergency warrants an EMA.

 

 

 

https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/emergency-mobile-alert/EMA-Protocol-for-User-Agencies-v1.0.pdf

 

 


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I have an iphone 7 purchased through apple.co.nz and apparently this method of purchase excludes you from receiving the broadcasts.

 

8 of us at a cafe the other day and only one person received the message. Everyone else had mobiles that were less than 3 years old. All our phones were on the included list of cellphones.


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Pumpedd:

 

I have an iphone 7 purchased through apple.co.nz and apparently this method of purchase excludes you from receiving the broadcasts.

 

8 of us at a cafe the other day and only one person received the message. Everyone else had mobiles that were less than 3 years old. All our phones were on the included list of cellphones.

 

 

it makes no difference where your phone was purchased from.

 

 


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Pumpedd:

 

I have an iphone 7 purchased through apple.co.nz and apparently this method of purchase excludes you from receiving the broadcasts.

 

8 of us at a cafe the other day and only one person received the message. Everyone else had mobiles that were less than 3 years old. All our phones were on the included list of cellphones.

 

 

IOS 11?


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  Reply # 1922576 20-Dec-2017 14:29
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Govt owns the radio frequencies.  Therefore, it gets to do what it wants with the radio frequencies to implement alert systems.

 

Great system and the recent test message was very clear and unambiguous.





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Pumpedd:

 

I have an iphone 7 purchased through apple.co.nz and apparently this method of purchase excludes you from receiving the broadcasts.

 

8 of us at a cafe the other day and only one person received the message. Everyone else had mobiles that were less than 3 years old. All our phones were on the included list of cellphones.

 

 

IOS 11?

 

 

yes 11


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