The advantages of #CellBroadcasts in short:
✅ reduced bottlenecks due to high efficiency sending
✅ established standard since 1990
✅ relatively cheap
✅ everyone is warned, even short-term tourists
✅ independent from mobile internet
✅ works even if telephony/SMS/internet is overloaded
✅ no apps required
➡️ Warning apps are a useful *extension*, but not the *basis*. [2/2]
to be fair, UK has only started testing it this year, and when they did it only worked on one of my mobile phones with my work SIM (slightly higher priced business grade contract), I didn't get any alert on the pay as you go SIM on a budget network that I use for a backup..
I have them enabled and travel all over Europe. Only in northern Italy have I received those (a test message as you sign into their cells for the first time after a while, looks like).
Other countries might implement them but I've never seen one. Instead they do the silly and expensive one-by-one spam. 🤷
Anyway, the way to get this given proper attention is to get in touch with your MP and ask them to raise the issue with your government.
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