Cellcom Offers Wireless Emergency Alerts

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) partnered with wireless carriers to create a national public safety system that delivers relevant, geo-targeted messages to mobile devices to alert users of impending threats to safety in their geographic area. Cellcom’s network is now prepared to send these wireless emergency alerts and FEMA is expected to sign alerts on Cellcom’s network.

“These alerts are a big step in enhancing public safety and will be the next generation of emergency notification,” said Jim Lienau, Chief Technical Officer at Cellcom. “While these notifications will not eliminate the need for sirens or TV warnings, they will offer another safety net for consumers who may be disconnected from other mediums and who are already reliant on their wireless device.”

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