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Re: Dutch Trial SMS Disaster Alert System

DevilsPGD (
Fri, 11 Nov 2005 00:17:06 -0700

In message <> Joseph
<> wrote:

> Using text messaging to warn people they are in danger is quick and
> easy, says the Dutch government.

> (CNN) -- The Dutch government is testing a mobile phone danger alert
> system that sends text messages to people who could be affected by
> natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

> The system, called Cell Broadcast, uses GSM technology to identify
> cell phone users in a particular area.

> If a disaster occurs, a message is sent to all phones in the area,
> warning of the danger.

Now this is a damn cool idea.

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