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U.S. phones to receive nationwide emergency test message in October

On October 4th at 2:20 PM Eastern Time, FEMA and the FCC will conduct a nationwide emergency alert test, where all consumer cellphones will receive a message stating: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. NO ACTION IS NEEDED." The test aims to ensure that all systems are prepared in case a national emergency message needs to be sent out to the public.

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