Thursday, May 3, 2007

Wireless Amber Alert

If you haven’t already signed up for the wireless Amber Alert, please do. It works.

Wireless Amber Alerts in action

Submitted by Jason Meserve on Tue, 05/01/2007 - 10:02am.

I've written and talked about the Wireless Amber Alerts service before, but now I've seen it in action. Last night, Massachusetts State Police issued an Amber Alert for a missing 12-year-old boy and since one or both of the Zip Codes I subscribed (for lack of a better word) to fell in the alert area, I got a text message at 10:21 PM describing the child, who he was potentially with and the vehicle they may be traveling in. After the boy was found (thankfully), the system sent out a cancellation message at midnight.

Needless to say, everyone should sign-up for this. It's completely free, even if you don't have a text messaging plan as part of your wireless service.

1 comment:

Social Citizen said...

Great post. I actually learned about this service a few days ago while watching The View, and also posted about it on my blog, Nifty Nation.

Thanks for sharing!