They have finally accepted the new generation! By “they” I mean the the National Broadcasting Alert System. All the major US carriers will go live with an emergency alert system on your cell phones. You will get text warnings for tornados, flash floods, earthquakes and more. You CAN opt out of these alerts however, you won’t be able to avoid a presidential declaration of a national emergency. The carriers are: At&t, Cellcom, Cricket, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. I think this is way over due with the vast amount of cell phone customers there are now. Will it work? We will see when the first alert hits!