Cell Broadcast | GR-Alert | Greece


Cell Broadcasting (CB) is activated by default on most CB-capable smartphones sold in Greece. If you want to check whether CB is activated or to turn off CB alerts on your cellphone, follow the instructions below, depending on your cellphone. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Cell Broadcasting on Android

The process to toggle emergency alerts on/off on a CB-capable Android device will vary based on the manufacturer. If the manufacturer of your device is listed, check the instructions specific to your manufacturer. For other Android devices, you may use the instructions below. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Under “More…”, select “Emergency Alerts”

Step 3: Find the “Extreme Alerts” or “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Read Alerts

Step 1: From your Messages app, select “Settings”.

Step 2: Tap “Emergency alerts”.

Cell Broadcasting on iPhone

CB alerts are activated by default on iPhones sold in Greece and running iOS 13.3 or newer. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu
Step 2: Under Select “Notifications”
Step 3: Scroll down at the bottom of the page, find the “Extreme Alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Read Alerts

You may view your alert history at your Notification Center. From the Home Screen, scroll down to view the Notifications Center.

Cell Broadcasting on Samsung

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Samsung smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select “Apps & notifications”, then select “Messages”.
Step 3: Select “Notifications”, then find the “Emergency Alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Xiaomi

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Xiaomi smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “SIM cards & mobile networks”, then tap the “More…” option.

Step 3: Find the “Extreme Alerts” and “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Nokia

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Nokia smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “Apps & notifications”, then tap the “Emergency alerts” option.

Step 3: Find the “Extreme Alerts” and “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Huawei

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Huawei smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “Sound”, then select “More sound settings”.

Step 3: Tap “Mobile notifications”.

Step 4: Find the “Extreme alerts” and “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Read Alerts

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “Sound”, then select “More sound settings”.

Step 3: Tap “Mobile notifications”.

Cell Broadcasting on LG

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable LG smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: From the Apps Screen, select “Cell Broadcasting”.

Step 2: Select “Menu”, then select “Settings”.

Step 3: Turn all options on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Sony

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Sony smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Messages app

Step 2: Select “Settings”, then select “Area information”.

Step 3: Select “Off”.

Cell Broadcasting on Motorola

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Motorola smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Step 2: Select “Sound”, then select “Emergency alerts”.

Step 3: Find the “Extreme Alerts” and “Emergency alerts” option and turn it on/off.

Cell Broadcasting on Alcatel

CB alerts are activated by default on CB-capable Alcatel smartphones sold in Greece and running an Android version newer than December 2019. It is not recommended to turn off CB alerts on your device.

Toggle Cell Broadcasting on/off

Step 1: Open the Main Menu

Step 2: Select “Messages”, then select “Options”.

Step 3: Select “settings”, then “Area messages”.

Step 4: Find the “Local messages” option and turn it on/off.

Source: https://www.civilprotection.gr/en/cell-broadcasting

Δοκιμές συστήματος Συναγερμών Πολιτών (112ΣΥΣΠ) με live εκπομπές της υπηρεσίας Cell Broadcast


Στο πλαίσιο των δοκιμών του συστήματος Συναγερμών Πολιτών (112ΣΥΣΠ) του έργου, θα πραγματοποιηθούν την Παρασκευή 12/7 στo διάστημα 13:00-14:00live εκπομπές της υπηρεσίας Cell Broadcast στις περιοχές που περικλείουν τα δύο κέντρα 112 ήτοι σε περιοχές με κέντρο:

-το Κέντρο Επιχειρήσεων της Πολιτικής Προστασίας, Ριζαρείου 1 Χαλάνδρι

– το Υπουργείο Προστασίας του Πολίτη στην Λ. Κατεχάκη

Οι εκπομπές θα ληφθούν από όσες κινητές συσκευές βρίσκονται εντός της περιοχής και υποστηρίζουν την υπηρεσία εκπομπής κυψέλης (Cell Broadcast) ή/και έχουν γίνει ρυθμίσεις ώστε να είναι ενεργοποιημένη.

Τα μηνύματα θα είναι της μορφής «Δοκιμαστική εκπομπή μηνύματος κυψέλης No x».

Source: http://www.ktpae.gr/ΝΕΑ/δοκιμές-συστήματος-συναγερμών-πολιτών-112συσπ-με-live-εκπομπές-της-υπηρεσίας-cell-broadcast

Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/TaxikosNinja__/status/1149607884805640193

Source: https://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/907980/fotografia-estalisan-ta-prota-dokimastika-minumata-ektaktis-anagis

Population Alert


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The solution divides the alerts into two main areas:

1. Address Based alerts: Identifies and alerts all fixed and mobile telephones linked to addresses in a given geographical area.

2. Location based alerts: Identifies and alerts all mobile phones, including those of visitors and foreigners, in a given geographical area.

PAS provides detailed information on the affected area, for example the number of people who are in the area and their nationality. Emergency response centers can estimate and manage their own personnel on the basis of this information.

PAS monitors the response from recipients and presents a technical status in real time.

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PAS can also be shared between the various collaborators involved in an emergency situation.

Areas of use:

• Information / Notification to the whole or a part of population BEFORE a disaster
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