Would you Complain if your phone...

  Menzie 02:21 18 Feb 2019

... woke you up in the middle of the night due to an Amber Alert?

That is what happened this week when the police were requesting the aid of the public in finding a kidnapped child.

There is an emergency broadcast system so every mobile phone in a certain area can be alerted which was used in this case.

This caused the emergency services to be inundated with calls complaining from some of those awoken from their slumber.

It's started a debate (more like an argument) this week with those who oppose this alert and those who like it.

The story can be found here.

  john bunyan 16:31 19 Feb 2019

Without a land line, how do you get internet?

Few properties in U K have private guards.

  Aitchbee 16:47 19 Feb 2019

Few properties in U K have private guards.

ah but, most multi-storeys have 24/7 security cameras and round-the-clock caretakers, jb.

btw, alarm calls to the Grenfell tennants' mobiles might have saved many lives.

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