10-29-2013 10:04 PM
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  1. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    So I was out with my mother hanging out a bit and I received an Amber Alert on my 1020....It was annoying because I was listening to a song and it of course interrupted the song.

    Whatever...I read it and hit close.

    A few mins later it pops up again...Same Amber Alert.

    After I leave my mom and head back to my dorm to get ready for Halloween party, the same amber alert pops up two times again. This is beginning to aggravate me.

    It's currently 3:30 am and I am just getting in and what do you know...the same Amber Alert is popping up again LOL.

    I hope this does not sound bad but is there a way to turn them off on my phone. Yes, I know they are to help look for missing people but I could deal with the Alert the first time but the same repetitive Alert multiple times start to really grate on my nerves.

    I have no idea where Amber Alerts actually come from and how they end up on my phone so it seems slightly invasive to have it pushed directly to my phone. It's not like on TV when they scroll it across the screen or something.
    10-27-2013 02:42 AM
  2. HM02's Avatar
    ANNOYING AS HELL OMG
    I've gotten 20. 20 since about 8pm last night and I still continue to get them right now. (AT&T 920)
    Like, I get that it's tragic about a child missing and all, but these invasive/spamming text messages are really getting on my nerves.
    You can't reply STOP to them or anything. They just keep coming.
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    10-27-2013 03:53 AM
  3. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    ANNOYING AS HELL OMG
    I've gotten 20. 20 since about 8pm last night and I still continue to get them right now. (AT&T 920)
    Like, I get that it's tragic about a child missing and all, but these invasive/spamming text messages are really getting on my nerves.
    You can't reply STOP to them or anything. They just keep coming.
    Yeah I am still getting them. On my Lumia 1020 I tried to block the number and it says I need to switch on block withheld numbers.

    If Ikeep getting this same message I am about to just do that then.

    Thank you Nokia and gdr3
    10-27-2013 05:18 AM
  4. kmji1957's Avatar
    What Amber Alerts are you talking about? I've never heard of them. What does it say in that alert?

    Sent from my RM-825_eu_finland_290 using Tapatalk
    10-27-2013 05:47 AM
  5. HM02's Avatar
    What Amber Alerts are you talking about? I've never heard of them. What does it say in that alert?

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    It has nothing to do with Lumia Amber hahah.
    In America, an Amber Alert is an alert for like missing children and stuff.
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    10-27-2013 07:03 AM
  6. sym1a1a's Avatar
    go to settings swipe to applications click on messaging scroll down to emergency alerts and turn off amber alerts
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    10-27-2013 07:26 AM
  7. sym1a1a's Avatar
    you can also turn off weather alerts here as well
    Nogitsune Micah likes this.
    10-27-2013 07:32 AM
  8. HM02's Avatar
    go to settings swipe to applications click on messaging scroll down to emergency alerts and turn off amber alerts

    0mg1 you can turn them off thank you jesus
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    10-27-2013 07:35 AM
  9. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Thank you so much.
    10-27-2013 08:00 AM
  10. MyNL822's Avatar
    These had annoyed me to especially in school. I found out how to turn them off but I felt bad if I turned it off.
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    10-27-2013 08:23 AM
  11. sym1a1a's Avatar
    Thank you so much.

    glad to help
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    10-27-2013 10:43 AM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    These had annoyed me to especially in school. I found out how to turn them off but I felt bad if I turned it off.
    YEah I felt bad as well but they need to work out the kinks so we don't get the same alert repeatedly.
    10-27-2013 10:48 AM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    They are supposed to include some code that your phone can read so it knows you have gotten the alert and won't capture the same message twice.

    Someone is getting too hyper about the Amber Alerts and coding each send as a new message...

    A Cell Broadcast message page is composed of 82 octets, which, using the default character set, can encode 93 characters. Up to 15 of these pages may be concatenated to form a Cell Broadcast message. Each page of such a CB message will have the same message identifier (indicating the source of the message), and the same serial number. Using this information, the mobile telephone is able to identify and ignore broadcasts of already received messages.
    10-27-2013 11:54 AM
  14. inteller's Avatar
    I wish we had weather alerts...ill just kill the amber alerts for now

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    10-27-2013 01:35 PM
  15. sym1a1a's Avatar
    I wish we had weather alerts...ill just kill the amber alerts for now

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    Set your alerts to presidential/extreme and you will get extreme weather alerts
    10-27-2013 02:03 PM
  16. inteller's Avatar
    Oh, I didn't know what "extreme" meant... it didn't say weather. I thought that was like nuclear strike warning or something
    10-27-2013 03:20 PM
  17. sym1a1a's Avatar
    Oh, I didn't know what "extreme" meant... it didn't say weather. I thought that was like nuclear strike warning or something
    Lol, no I think that would fall under presidential
    10-27-2013 03:49 PM
  18. inteller's Avatar
    I thought the presidential alerts were to protect me from the president...
    10-27-2013 03:57 PM
  19. sym1a1a's Avatar
    I thought the presidential alerts were to protect me from the president...
    If only lol
    10-27-2013 03:59 PM
  20. PB_H's Avatar
    Oh, I didn't know what "extreme" meant... it didn't say weather. I thought that was like nuclear strike warning or something
    Nuclear strike will turn off all alerts.
    10-27-2013 08:22 PM
  21. sym1a1a's Avatar
    Nuclear strike will turn off all alerts.
    Thats why i own a Nokia Lumia phone, there indestructible, lol ;)
    10-27-2013 08:58 PM
  22. hopmedic's Avatar
    Nuclear strike will turn off all alerts.
    No - if you're wearing a foil hat, you'll still get the alerts.
    10-27-2013 09:09 PM
  23. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I thought the presidential alerts were to protect me from the president...
    The only place you're safe from the President is under Glenn Beck's President Shelter. I hear it's hard to get into, though. Need to construct a massive tinfoil hat.
    10-28-2013 08:43 AM
  24. inteller's Avatar
    10-28-2013 08:46 AM
  25. iainmann's Avatar
    Any alerts to let world leaders know that NSA is eavesdropping on their Lumia calls?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-28-2013 09:03 AM
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