Dutch govt to test NL-Alert on 4 February

Wednesday 30 January 2013 | 11:16 CET | News
The Dutch government will on 4 February test its NL-Alert alert system. On the first Monday of every month, sirens traditionally sound at midday. At that time, the government will send a message to all mobile phones registered to the NL-Alert system . The message will clearly state that it is a control message and that people do not have to do anything. The government will this year send a total of three control messages: on 4 February, 6 May and 4 November. NL-Alert works using cell broadcasts and not SMSs. It therefore works even when networks are overloaded. NL-Alert is free and anonymous.

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