Skip to comments.AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama Ė That You Canít Switch Off
Posted on 06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Just in case you want more Obama in your life AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama That you cant switch off.
AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you wont be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la Day After Tomorrow.
Youll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if youre using iOS 6.1 or higher.
Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you switch them off via Settings. However, should you be tired of Obama, just know that theres no way to switch off Presidential alerts.
So now Barack can track your calls and send you messages, too.
Sounds like the Antichrist to me. :/
My contract is up in February....I’m dropping them like a hot potato and going Galt with telecommunications.
George Orwell was a seer.
Is this onion? Getting more and more difficult to tell now a days.
i already get “emergency weather alerts” on my iphone and it’s annoying when i get pinged every 15 minutes last week during a tornado and flood warning.
nothing i can do if it really is time for me to “check out”
Because the other “Emergency Alert” system works so well? Was it even used during 911?
More wasteful spending from Der Dufus.
My contract ends in December.
Recall that the 1984 Telescreen was two way. We know Obama is watching your phone. What would make people think he cannot also send you a message. It is the only way to keep order in Oceania.
Not like they are deep in NSA surveillnce shenanigan to strike back?
Original source at Endgadget:
AT&T issues Wireless Emergency Alerts update to iPhone 4S, 5
“Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you switch them off via Settings. However, should you be tired of Obama, just know that there’s no way to switch off Presidential alerts.”
Workers streamed from homes, factories and offices carrying banners and voicing their gratitude to pResident Obama for their new, happy lives.
Want to bet! Break the damn iphone in half and watch how fast it gets turned off!
I’d be OK with that if I could reply with F.U. to each message.
Obama listens in on Verizon and speaks on AT&T?
OR just remove your battery?
an outstanding post! all hail Caliph Baraq!
I retired 18 months ago and still kept my iPhone...come February, I’m going cold turkey - nada....gone. I’m gonna sell all my iPhones to one of them online re-packagers and document it to the hilt...who knows? They may end up with Abdul, or Mohammed or Ishtar - whoever, and I can show the FBI all the paperwork....
Tired of paying out the a$$ to stay connected to crap.
Just had another idea; We get all our conservative friends, neighbors, etc to call the white hut every time a message from obammy hits our phones. After burning up their switchboard a few times maybe they’ll quit.
It must not be effective yet, the Kardashian/Kanye baby was born and I wasn’t notified.....
Time to put a small piece of electrical tape over the camera lens!
Sprint has the same feature on my Android phone. It is under text messaging-settings.
You can deselect weather and natural disaster emergency alerts but you cannot deselect presidential alerts.
So far he hasn’t txt me. Except the one about lining up at the railroad car./s
You may be on to something...
They'll start with the ATT roll out, then likely move to other carriers...after the program proves to be *a success*.
Is there any wireless phone that doesn't comply with this forced crap?
Does the NSA have information that would ‘help’ AT&T? Or information that would hurt them? LOL We are soooooo screwed.
I think I’ll join either the Amish or the Luddites.
Go with Mennonite.
You can still drive cars but not be in SocSec or Obamacare.
Doubtless they listen to AT&T as well.
Part of the "arrangement" is if you disclose that this is happening you can and will be jailed.
Verizon can more-or-less safely discuss that which they themselves did not reveal. AT&T simply can't, unless and until someone else spills the beans. I'd be willing to bet there's still a lot Verizon won't dare be first to mention.
You can be certain AT&T and every other carrier is under similar constraints.
You can be certain that the obama administration has access to every electron used in communication anywhere it can.
Knowledge is power...
You'll see a dialog box saying "your carrier settings have been updated".
So, this I understand and do not find ominous, although the prospect of way overused Amber Alerts going off in my pants pocket multiple times a day because of child custody domestic disputes is not at all appealing. Poor life skills on your part do not constitute an emergency on my part. Yes, that's a chilly attitude but it's so out of hand that I've just become jaded, I guess.
Now, this Presidential thing, that's disturbing if true and accurately depicted. A literal Obamafoam, no choice in the matter. I don't have one, don't want one, wouldn't want one for "free.". I'll be da**ed if I'm paying for one that does that, though. There is utterly no reason for it, none at all.
Say what you will about Steve Jobs but this crap didn't happen under his watch. Apple was the antithesis of Big Brother, by design. He was openly hostile to any scheme to put a yoke on the masses, he sought to make that impossible.
1984 wasn't like 1984, thanks to Apple. But, 2013 will be. Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. You're sorely missed.
I turned the Amber and Weather alerts off. The Dear Leader one, you can’t. Apparently the NSA wants me to alerted whenever they find terrorists...(snicker)....
Thank the Lord for hackers!
A week or two after this show up on the shelves there should be a hack available on the internet to disable the offending software.
The endlessly creative and rebellious human mind can not be subdued.
What one man can do another can undo.
We kept getting emergency alerts when we got our new dumb phones from Verizon last year. Very annoying. We finally figured out where and how to turn them off. There was also a “Presidential Emergency Alert” on the phone, which we could not turn off.
Verizon sold out long ago.
Obama Alert: "The NSA noticed you were planning to vote Republican. We can help you avoid a costly IRS audit if you agree to vote Democrat instead."
I don’t have an iPhone or SmartPhone or any of that stuff. I have a dumb phone, because the only thing I need the danged thing for is making an occasional call, or receiving voice mail.
My iPad has weather alerts when I open it up. Usually, I can just look outside and see the weather. However, I recently was able to see that the weather at home was terrible while I was enjoying terrible weather several hundred miles away.
Does anybody know if jailbreak will solve this problem?
I'm with you. I went from a smartphone to a dumb cell phone a year ago. I still txt in extreme moderation, but I wish that people would refrain from texting me in most situations. I do not be plugged-in and have total knowledge of everyone's current status ... that even applies to my wife. For instance, I really do not need to know when she is leaving one place to another.
I like the old days. You just simply told someone that you'd be somewhere at a particular time and you showed up on time. Then the time you spent with people was not interrupted by electronics.
Twenty years ago I'd go hunting or fishing with a group of friends and we would pick a location to meet. The location often times were grid coordinates on a topo map. We would set a time to meet on only rarely was anyone late. No cell phones, no GPS and no outside world.
The Luddites may be the only ones that will have me due to my status as a card-carrying agnostic. Then again, as Groucho once said, I wouldn’t want to be a member of any group that would accept me.
Ok, how do you do that?
If you belong to the Inner Party, you can switch-off Imam Obama’s five-times-a-day calls to the faithful.
“We have that privilege.” O’Brien
You’re right: I’ve noticed that people don’t make simple plans any more. It’s all vague multi-calls: I’ll call you when I leave, where are you, I’m on my way, where shall we meet, I’m running a little late, etc, etc.
Kind of like the vague, insecure voice patterns that I hear more and more often.
Now I know I’m keeping my flip phone....
And fly too. I sat next to a nice Mennonite couple a few years back.