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Activating your mobile phone’s emergency alerts feature


Now you can get free emergency alerts on your mobile phone when you’re within a disaster or emergency zone. Here’s how to enable this feature:

A. To activate for Android phones

  1. Open your Messages app, tap Settings.
  2. Look for Emergency AlertsCell Broadcast or Wireless Alerts options. Tap or slide the switch to turn it on.

Note: For some versions, you may go to SettingsMore, then Emergency Broadcasts. If you are asked to add specific ID, define or input Channel 728.

B. To activate for iOS

  1. Go to Settings, then Notifications.
  2. Scroll down to find AMBER Alerts, Emergency Alerts, and Test Message. Tap or slide to activate.

Note: For iOS, you would need to update to its latest version (iOS 10.2 and up, carrier version SMART 27.1).

How is this all possible?

Smart Communications has invested in cell broadcast technology which allows Smart’s users within a specified location to receive timely and accurate warnings from authorized government sources in times of calamities or threats. During emergencies or calamities, mobile users should receive an emergency alert – a very loud siren-like sound will go off with a corresponding message about the emergency flashed onscreen.

Smart Communications has made it possible for agencies like Philippine Institute of Volcanic and Seismology (PHILVOLCS), the Natural Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as well as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to send free warning alerts straight to Smart users’ mobile phones in accordance to RA No 10649 of 2014 aka the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act.

Watch this video to learn more:

Emergency Cell Broadcast Activation Instructions for Specific Devices:

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
1. Go to Messages
2. Select More
3. Select Settings
4. Select More settings
5. Select Cell broadcast
6. Click On to activate

MyPhone My21
1. Go to Messages
2. Click Options
3. Select Cell Broadcasts
4. Click on Options
5. Select Settings
6. Select SIM 1
7. Check the Cell Broadcast SMS enabled

Alcatel OT 4032-E Pop C2
1. Go to Messages
2. Click on Options
3. Select Settings
4. Select General
5.Click on Cell Broadcast
6. Select Cell Broadcast (Enable cell broadcast)

O+ 360 Alpha
1. Click on Messages
2. Press on Options
3. Select Settings
4. Select General
5. Click on Cell broadcast
6. Select on cell broadcast (Enable cell broadcast)

Samsung GT-S3850
1. Select Messages
2. Press on Options
3. Select Settings
4. Click Broadcast messages
5. Press Activation

SAMSUNG GT-E1272
1. Click on Menu
2. Select Messages
3. Press Broadcast Messages
4. Select Settings
5. Press On in Activation

Moto G4 Plus
1. Go to Settings, then under Wireless and Networks, tap on More
2. Go to Emergency Broadcasts
3. Make sure the following items are ticked on the settings. Also, you may configure the notification settings
when you receive a cell broadcast.

Oppo F3
1. Go to Settings
2. Select Messages
3. Click Advanced
4. Go to Cell Broadcast
5. Disclaimer appears. Click on “Agree”
6. Press Settings
7. Click on Cell Information Activation

Huawei Mate 8
1. Select Messages
2. Press More
3. Select Cell Broadcasts
4. Click Menu
5. Go to Settings

LG G6
1. Select Services
2. Click Cell Broadcast
3. Click on Options
4. Press Settings
5. Click Cell Broadcast service to enable

Acer Z530
1. Select Messages
2. Click on Options
3. Select Settings
4. Click on General
5. Select Cell broadcast
6. Check Enable cell broadcast

Samsung J3 2016
1. Select Messages
2. Click More
3. Select Settings
4. Select More Settings
5. Click Cell broadcast
6. Click On

Samsung Galaxy S8
1. Go to Messages.
2. Tap the 3 dots on the rightmost part
of the Search bar.
3. Tap Settings > More settings > Broadcast channels.
4. Enable or switch On Cell Broadcast.
5. Tap “Select channels” then select “All channels”

Samsung Galaxy S7
1. Go to Messages.
2. Tap the 3 dots on the rightmost part
of the Search bar.
3. Tap Settings > More settings > Cell broadcast
4. Enable or switch On Cell Broadcast.
5. Tap “Select channels” then select “All channels”

Starmobile PLAY Click
1. Go to Messages.
2. Tap More button (3 dots on the upper right).
3. Tap Cell broadcasts then tap the 3 dots on the upper right.
4. Tap Settings then tap CARD1.
5. Tick “Enable Cell Broadcast SMS”

Starmobile Diamond X1
1. Go to Messaging.
2. Tap Options > Settings > Cell broadcast
3. Tick “Cell broadcast” to enable cell broadcast

HUAWEI Y7
1. Go to Messaging > Cell broadcasts
2. Tap More button (3 dots on the upper right then tap Settings).

O+ Crunch
1. Go to Messaging.
2. Tap More button (3 dots on the upper right).
3. Tap Cell broadcasts then tap More button (3 dots on the upper right).
4. Tap Settings then tap the SIM Card inserted.
5. Tick “Enable Cell Broadcast SMS”

LENOVO A1000
1. Go to Message.
2. Tap More button (3 dots on the upper right).
3. Tap Cell broadcasts then tap More button (3 dots on the upper right).
4. Tap Settings then tap the SIM Card inserted.
5. Tick “Enable Cell Broadcast SMS”

 

Fonte: https://help.smart.com.ph/article/activating-your-mobile-phone-s-emergency-alerts-feature

Fonte: https://twitter.com/kennetuv/status/882865209785724928

How to enable your smartphone’s emergency alerts via cell broadcast

Smart deploys cell broadcast technology, complies with RA 10639


Smart Communications has successfully tested its cell broadcast technology recently in key areas of the Philippines, including the National Capital Region (NCR). This is in compliance with Republic Act 10639 or “The Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act,” which mandates telecoms services providers to send free mobile alerts during times of calamities.

Smart CBC Test Broadcast

“Unlike SMS or text services, cell broadcast technology has its own dedicated channel, ensuring sustained broadcast alerts even when the network receives heavy traffic from all the calls and messages made during disasters. This makes it a viable platform solution for a mobile-based alert system,” said Ramon R. Isberto, Head of Public Affairs at PLDT and Smart. “We encourage everyone to configure their mobile devices so that they can receive emergency alerts in the future.”

The company invested about P500 million in this messaging platform to enable the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and Phivolcs to quickly send alert messages to mobile phone users in specific areas facing natural calamities or other emergencies.

Shown in photo during a presentation of Smart’s new cell broadcast service, from left, are Deputy Commissioner Edgardo V. Cabarios, Deputy Commissioner Delilah F. Deles, Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba, Ramon R. Isberto, head of Smart Public Affairs; Atty. Joel Peneyra of PLDT Regulatory Group, and NTC Regulation Chief Engr. Imelda R. Walcien.

Fonte: http://smart.com.ph/About/newsroom/press-releases/2017/01/27/smart-deploys-cell-broadcast-technology-complies-with-ra-10639?utm_content=buffer7cc06&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Smart Communications test out its Cell Broadcast technology

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