• Your phone will receive a Presidential Alert test this week, and no, you can't opt out of it - here's what you need to know

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    A new national emergency alert system will be tested nationwide on Wednesday.
    Everyone in the US with a compatible cell phone, television, and radio will receive a test message.
    The message will be called a "Presidential Alert" and users won't be able to opt out.
    On Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a nationwide test of a new national alert system to warn the public of natural or man-made disasters.
    During the test, everyone in the country with a compatible cell phone will receive an alert on their device. Test messages will also be played on televisions...
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