Who sends CMAS alerts?
Most are sent by the National Weather Service. Some alerts such as Amber alerts are prompted by local law enforcment.
Do I have to have a smartphone to use the CMAS app?
Yes. Currently CMAS is only available to CellularOne smartphone users.
What type of alerts will be made available to the public through CMAS?
Adverse weather conditions, extreme & severe imminent threat warnings, forest fire warnings, Amber alerts, and Presidential alerts.
Will wireless customers be charged for CMAS/WEA alerts?
Wireless customers will not be charged for the receipt of CMAS messages.
Will CMAS track a person’s location?
No, CMAS will not track an individual’s locations or personal data. This assures that authorities cannot collect any subscriber-related data.
The MobileNation Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) Application enables MobileNation members with an Android phone and data plan to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area.
Authorized national, state or local government officials send alerts regarding public safety emergencies, such as a tornado or a terrorist threat.
Alerts are geographically targeted, so a member living in Jackson would not receive a threat if they happen to be in Houston when the alert is sent.
Members will receive three types of alerts:
1. Alerts issued by the President
2. Alerts involving imminent threats to safety or life
3. Amber Alerts
Members can opt in (default) or out of any or all alerts except for Presidential Alerts. Subscribers can also change the alert ringtone for each type of alert with the exception of Presidential Alerts.
This application is FREE.
With the push of a button, alert others that you may need help witha message and contact numbers to notify. Send the message via SMS and Record a 15 second cry for help. Shout a description or anything that may be useful or maybe the phone just picks up background noise that can help law enforcement.
When enabled, your message will contain your last location so others will know where you were when you asked for help.
This is the initial launch and I appreciate your feedback.
Remember, if you are in an emergency you should always call 911. There is a button on the alert page to do this also.
If v1.5 crashes on you, please e-mail me or comment, I have not been able to replicate any faults at this time.