Last month Sprint announced the launch of its wireless emergency alerts system and today, the carrier announced that it will start performing some tests with the system. In case you need a reminder, the wireless emergency alerts system will let participating users receive warning messages from The President, the National Weather Service, and local emergency operation centers. Basically if you want to be kept in the loop of any impending disasters or important situations – the wireless emergency alerts system will do just that.
Today, Sprint will begin testing the system by sending out a series of six different geo-targeted wireless alerts to multiple Sprint mobile phones located in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. No idea what these messages are going to say, but it shouldn’t be anything that would incite nationwide panic. If you happen to be in any of those areas, keep an eye on your phone for a test message today.