New alert test on January 9th, please do not panic


#1

Dunno if this goes here or in events.

Basically, Taiwan TaGeTa will test the emergency broadcast system at 4pm on January 9th. In a nutshell.

They are kind enough to tell people not be be scared when this happens. Test will give the message in English and Chinese, they say.

台灣大災防通報訊息 9日全台測試勿驚慌
最新更新:2019/01/08 10:40

(中央社記者吳家豪台北8日電)為持續響應政府政策,確保災防系統通知更健全,台灣大哥大將於1月9日下午4時在全台各縣市進行災防通報中英文訊息測試,民眾若收到災防通報警示訊息,不需驚慌。

台灣大哥大表示,今年將不定期針對全台或分區域實施4G災防告警訊息發送測試,以配合災防主管機關在監測到災害時,即可透過此系統針對特定區域民眾發布告警訊息,讓民眾及早掌握災害資訊,並即時採取應變措施。

為持續優化健全4G災防告警細胞廣播訊息系統,台灣大哥大9日下午4時起將對全台各縣市進行模擬測試,測試期間民眾若收到該推播訊息時,手機將會發出特殊的警告聲響與振動,可不予理會,以免引起不必要的恐慌。(


#2

Thanks for the heads up!


#3

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#4

But what if there’s an emergency that happens at the same time as the test?! None of us will notice! We’re all going to die!


#5

All I keep thinking is the Mexico case: they had the anual drill a couple pf hours before the real event…

I am becoming Taiwanese in not wanting to listen to anything related to disaster…


#6

If something happens at the same time with an alert for the event, the alert might not be much helpful.


#7

As in the Fawlty Towers fire ? :blush:


#8

FIFY


#9

It happened! It happened! I didn’t panic. Actually the message said not to panic


#10

I even didn’t read the message. If it were a real alert, it didn’t help me.


#11

All that government money wasted.


#12

phones started going off, the bosses did not know what was happening nor most coworkers, everyone bolted! :rofl:


#13

Once again, I got no message on my phone. I never get any emergency messages on my phone (and my carrier is Dageda). Was this only a Taipei thing?


#14

There’s a setting you might have to set.


#15

Would I find the setting you have to set , in settings ?could all be a set-up. Anyway I’m all set to go.


#16

yeah, mine are under settings/messages/advanced


#17

Yeah, others suggested this a long time ago. My settings are all turned on. It continues to be a mystery as to why I never get any of these emergency notifications.


#18

This was like the first one I ever got. Maybe they’re gradually figuring it out


#19

For our colonial chums:


#20

I’m the same, I get some but not all, i.e. I got the warning regarding the import of pork, but not the test today. Also Dageda.