Dutch govt launches NL-Alert nationwide campaign

Friday 9 November 2012 | 11:14 CET | News
Dutch minister for security and justice Ivo Opstelten has officially launched NL-Alert, a new, additional, alarm number during emergency situations. With NL-Alert, the government will be able to reach people in the immediate vicinity of an emergency situation via SMS. The text message will explain what is going on and what people should do. All mobile phones in the area will receive the message automatically if their phone is on, the NL-Alert channel is set and phone within range of a connection. The messages are in fact cell broadcast messages, more like a radio signal. They are sent via

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