President Trump Will Call You on October 3rd
What would you do if President Donald Trump called your cell-phone? I know what you are thinking, there's no way he's going to call me. Well, you might be surprised. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Sunday announced that they are going to test a system which will allow President Trump to reach out directly to cell-phones of U.S. residents. FEMA's very first nationwide test of Presidential Alerts is set for Wednesday, October 3. Presidential Alerts are to be utilized during national emergencies. FEMA says those emergencies include dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations.
So on October 3 at approximately 1:18 p.m. (Central time) anyone with a cell phone will receive a special text message from President Donald Trump on their phone. The message will have a header "Presidential Alert" with the message "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." Handsets that receive an alert will initiate a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice.
After the cell phone test, the Emergency Alert System will be tested over television, radio, and wire-line video services. It's the fourth time the E.A.S. system has been tested with previous trials in November 2011, September 2016 and September 2017.
More than 100 cell phone carriers will participate in the test including major companies such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.