A tone will sound at
It is the first test of the national wireless emergency system by
A second alert on television broadcast and radio will go off at
The system test is for a high-level "presidential" alert that would be used only in a nationwide emergency. It is being completed in coordination with the
Phones with mobile carriers that participate in the wireless emergency alert system, which sends out information on hazardous weather, or missing children, will get the alert.
The wireless alert system launched in 2012. While users can opt out of messages on missing children and natural disasters, they can't opt out of the presidential alerts, which are issued at the direction of the
But Failla called the constitutional questions raised by the lawsuit significant and urged the litigants to find attorneys to help them proceed. She said she believes the plaintiffs want to ensure that President
The judge asked a government lawyer if there were standards in place to prevent someone from using the system for political purposes.
Assistant U.S. Attorney