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November 15, 2023 2:12 pm  #1

Emergency Alert Test Review

Right on time my phone went off. I press ok to acknowledge receipt of the message and my phone goes back to normal. My tv is filled full screen for almost two minutes with the English AND French notifications. No way to acknowledge receipt of the message. Why is it necessary to interrupt a program with this. The message could very easily have been sent with a one quarter screen scroll, easily readable, yet not interrupting the viewers program. Not impressed.


November 15, 2023 2:16 pm  #2

Re: Emergency Alert Test Review

Did anyone else cringe during the French announcement?

I don't speak French but even I found it pretty obvious that it was an anglo text to speech reader trying to make sense of the French text.  It was awful. 


November 15, 2023 2:21 pm  #3

Re: Emergency Alert Test Review

It worked on my phone, but I was watching Game Show Network at the time, and the alert did not interrupt Deal or No Deal.
My name is Bob, and I'm a game show addict.


November 15, 2023 3:47 pm  #4

Re: Emergency Alert Test Review

I was swapping out some light switches - live of course -  it was a wonderful jolt with my cell phone in my shirt pocket.


November 15, 2023 3:48 pm  #5

Re: Emergency Alert Test Review

Be a lert. The world needs more lerts.

But seriously folks, the brains that run Alert Ready are asking for feedback on how they're doing, link is in the tweet below.

Last edited by betaylored (November 15, 2023 11:50 pm)