Received An Emergency Alert On Your Phone Today?
The notification was sent by the Department of Telecommunication as a test message to all mobile devices.
Multiple smartphones on Friday received a message ‘Emergency Alert: Severe’ at around 11.30 am.”This is a SAMPLE TESTING MESSAGE sent through Cell Broadcasting System by Department of Telecommunication, Government of India. Please ignore this message as no action is required from your end. This message has been sent to TEST Pan-India Emergency Alert System being implemented by National Disaster Management Authority. It aims to enhance public safety and provide timely alerts during emergencies,” the flash message read.The notification was actually a test message sent by the Department of Telecommunication to check its emergency alert system.
Such tests will be carried out from time to time in different regions to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the emergency warning broadcast capabilities of mobile operators and cell broadcast systems, the Cell Broadcasting System by Department of Telecommunication said.
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