At 2:18 PM on October 3, 2018, your cellphone may have buzzed with the unique message: This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed. You would not be alone – the message was beamed to millions of cellphones across the United States – in fact any and everybody who owned a WEA compatible phone and was within reach of a cell tower.
This infographic explains the larger purpose behind this ‘presidential alert’ system, and the importance of ensuring that your phone is WEA capable.
What is the Presidential Alert System? And Why is it Important?
Infographic by – Cibirix