[LINK] Telstra to do SMS message
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!
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> 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.
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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