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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

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

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

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”

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

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NDRRMC, Smart roll out emergency cell broadcast system nationwide

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and telecommunication company Smart Communications launched Tuesday a cell broadcast system (CBS) to enable the quick transmission of warnings to the public in times of calamities.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the development of the emergency cell broadcast system (ECBS) boosts government confidence in its ability to provide timely, hazard-specific, and location-specific warnings to people.

Hazard-specific, location-specific warnings

Yung alert hindi pare-pareho, iba yung alert sa tabing-dagat, iba sa tabing ilog, iba rin sa bundok. Pwede i-localize yung alert depende sa tatamaan ng bagyo o anuman. Ang takot natin yung lindol wala namang pasabi yan e. Ang challenge is palaging during and after na ‘yan,” he said during the press conference.

“Itong ating sistema ngayon marami pa tayong aayusin, the NDRRMC and OCD (Office of Civil Defense) meron naman silang regional stations. They are going to fine tune this with Smart,” he added.

The cell broadcast service can send emergency alerts quickly to a large number of mobile devices within a specified target area, making it an effective public warning system. It also allows telecommunications service providers to send out alert messages with minimal use of network resources.

Compliance with Free Mobile Disasters Alerts Act

Smart invested P500 million in ECBS, part of its 2016 capex outlay for network modernization in support of the NDRRMC efforts to reduce vulnerability during calamities.

This is the telecom company’s compliance with Republic Act No. 10639 or the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act, which mandates all telcos to implement free mobile alerts to the public in the event of calamities.

Ramon R. Isberto, head of public affairs at PLDT and Smart, said ECBS abbreviates the process. He said the system is critical in some situations like a tsunami where time can be limited and the ability to send out the message in such a short period of time can be very, very critical.

“You just need an access to computer, to a program, compose the message, define the area where the message will be sent, and then send the message. The system will send the message out,” he said during his presentation.

Advantage of CBS over traditional SMS

He said unlike short messaging system (SMS) or text services, CBS has its own dedicated broadcast channel, ensuring sustained broadcast alerts even when the network receives heavy traffic from all the calls and messages that are usually made during disasters.

He also pointed out that, in SMS, the sender has to collect the numbers in a given area—a painstaking and time-consuming process.

It can take several hours. That is the process the ECBS bypasses entirely. This is not based on celphone number, the system is based on location. All the cell sites in that location that was defined will send out  the message to all mobile phones in the area. That is the very big and fundamental advantage of cellular broadcast system,” he said.

He said another difference between traditional short message service (SMS) and CBS is the message display: SMS messages are received in a phones message inbox, whereas cell broadcast alerts flash on the screen even without user interaction. The latter is also accompanied by a loud warning sound.

Isberto said most mobile phonescan receive CBS alerts only when the cell broadcast feature is turned on, however.

“It is thus important to make sure that one’s device is updated to the latest operating system, and that its CBS feature is activated. Please turn on the cell broadcast feature of your cellphone,” he said.

NDRRMC in charge of ECBS messages and broadcasts

NDRRMC  executive director Ricardo Jalad said that, with the ECBS, it is the NDRRMC that will craft the message with inputs from different government agencies and send it unlike in SMS where they need to send the message to the telcos which in turn will send it to recipients.

“With this technology wala na yung telcos, kami na ang magka-craft, kami na ang magpapadala ng message,” he said.

He said their biggest challenge is the limit in the characters that they can send.

“Ang challenge doon ‘yung pagcraft ng message dahil limited ang characters,” he said.

He said they will send messages only during emergency situations.

“Ayaw naming abusuhin ang paggamit nito. Gusto namin marealize ng tao na pag pinadalhan sila e urgent talaga kaya dapat silang sumunod,” he said.

NDRRMC and Smart are set to conduct test runs of the ECBS in Northern, Central, and Southern Luzon in the next few weeks, following successful runs in Mindanao on Jan. 24, Visayas on Jan. 25, and Metro Manila on Jan. 26. — TJD, GMA News

Fonte: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/603207/scitech/technology/ndrrmc-smart-roll-out-emergency-cell-broadcast-system-nationwide

Fonte: http://newshero.net/2017/03/smart-now-testing-emergency-cell-broadcast-system-ecbs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+newshero+%28NewsHero%29

Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running by the end of the year.

Cell broadcast alerting is a new way of sending information to mobile phones in a set area without people needing to download an app or subscribe to a service.

“The alerts will appear similar to text messages. They are received automatically and for free by all cell broadcast enabled mobile phones in the area,” Mr Brownlee says.

“Discussions with New Zealand’s major telecommunications companies are progressing well and we expect to have contracts signed in the coming weeks.

“Once the cell broadcast alerting system is up and running, an alert will be sent out to mobile phones through the cell towers in the affected areas in the event of an emergency.

“As no technology is 100 per cent failsafe or equally useful in all conditions and emergencies, multiple channels will continue to be used to send alerts when emergencies happen.

“These channels include radio, television, websites, various social media, smartphone apps, sirens and others.

“A range of alerting methods were assessed before cell broadcast was chosen but this system gives the best combination of reach and reliability in New Zealand’s conditions.

“It will get information about an emergency to at-risk communities faster and more reliably than ever before. Plus, cell broadcast technology is not vulnerable to network overloading, so even when the networks get busy after a disaster, alerts can still be sent quickly.

“The system is well established elsewhere in the world in counties such as the US, Japan, Israel, Chile, the Netherlands and Taiwan.

“Countries including Canada, Peru, the UAE and the Philippines are in the process of implementing cell broadcast alerting.

“The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and the three mobile network operators – 2degrees, Vodafone and Spark – are working together to enable cell broadcast technology in New Zealand for the first time.

“The Ministry is working alongside the Fire Service, Police, Ministry of Health and Ministry for Primary Industries to develop a system that will work for the whole of government.

“Cell broadcast alerts don’t replace the need for people to pay attention to natural warnings, which is particularly important in the case of earthquakes and potential tsunamis,” Mr Brownlee says.

Fonte: https://www.national.org.nz/cell_broadcast_alerting_on_track_for_late_2017

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

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