Emergency: UK tests alert service on millions of phones


The United Kingdom has now tested its first-ever country-wide alert service on millions of phones on Sunday 23rd of April.

Residents of the UK confirmed that the service went off at exactly 15:00 UK time as their phones emit a loud alarm and vibrated with the message:

This is a test of Emergency Alerts, a new UK government service that will warn you if there’s a life-threatening emergency nearby

The message also included instructions to follow in such a case in order to keep everyone safe. See the screenshot below:

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