[LINK] Telstra to do SMS message

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Mar 2 17:33:53 EST 2009


I asked a bunch of journalists on another list when they received the
SMS. A summary:

First - approx 2.11pm (Telstra)
Last - About 3.30pm (Optus)

Telstra had a very wide spread, from 2.11 to 3.15. So did Optus - from
2.28 to 4.07.

Nobody from 3 or Voda reported receiving, but this probably reflects the
carrier choices rather than the networks.

However; it's a good thing this wasn't an evacuation alert, with both
carriers running more than an hour spread between users!

RC

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> http://www.theage.com.au/national/telstra-to-send-fire-warning-sms-20090302-8lxv.html
>
>
> Telstra to send fire warning SMS
>
>     * Reko Rennie
>     * March 2, 2009 - 12:54PM
>
> In a Victorian first, Telstra will send an emergency information text 
> message to more than two million Victorians this afternoon, warning 
> about tonight's extreme weather and fire conditions.
>
> Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Steve Fontana said Telstra and 
> other networks would send the information by SMS later today.
>
> [snip]
>
>
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