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View Full Version : Putting SMS to Good Use; Mobile AMBER Alerts now Available

Mike Temporale
05-17-2005, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/amber/index.cfm' target='_blank'>http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/amber/index.cfm</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Statistics show the first three hours after abduction are most critical to recovery efforts. Recognizing that wireless technology can help galvanize more than 182-million wireless consumers to assist law enforcement in the search for and return of a child, CTIA- The Wireless Association™, its members and The Wireless Foundation are proud to launch the Wireless AMBER Alerts™ Initiative. The wireless industry has officially partnered with the National Center for Missing &amp; Exploited Children (NCMEC) (NCMEC) to distribute AMBER Alerts to wireless consumers who opt in to receive geographically specified messages on their wireless devices through an AMBER Alert wireless messaging system."</i><br /><br />If you're interested in receiving these alerts on your device, the first thing you need to do is check to see that you're carrier is participating in the Wireless Amber Alert program. This <a href="http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/AMBER/carriers.cfm">page</a> lists all of the carriers currently in the program. If your carrier is there, then you want to head on over to the <a href="https://www.wirelessamberalerts.org/index.jsp">sign up page.</a> Unfortunately, I only see US based carriers, so it doesn't look like I can sign up.