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How to Register With Wireless AMBER Alert : Robin Raskin : Yahoo! Tech
The AMBER alert system began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. Since then, AMBER alerts in states all over the country have helped save over 200 abducted children.
But did you know that there's a special AMBER Alert system for people who register their wireless phones?
If you register your cellphone number with Wireless AMBER Alert you'll receive a text message if a child is abducted in your area. You can specify up to five ZIP codes where you'll be notified. Even if you travel outside of these areas with your phone, you'll receive the alert. The message contains a phone number to call if you have information regarding the abduction. Research shows that the first three hours are the critical ones in an abduction, so wireless AMBER alerts should help alert more numbers of potential rescuers.
To register, go to Wireless AMBER Alerts or visit your carrier's web site. With 60 percent of Americans owning cellphones and carrying them at all times, Wireless AMBER Alert takes the system from a broadcast medium (TV, radio, and road signs have been used previously) to a more personal medium that should prove very effective. It only takes a second to register and it could be a very important second.