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benjojo posted 22 May 2024 08:44 +0000

Love the "Smart Response" options for the weather warning I just got #RIPE88

A SMS that says "Alert RCB: Warning! Storms, heavy rainfall and hail expected today and at night (22/23.05). During the storm, seek shelter." The options to reply are: Okay  Yay!  Ugh

rail_@bark.lgbt replied 22 May 2024 09:35 +0000
in reply to: https://mstdn.io/users/wolf480pl/statuses/112484051192757319

@wolf480pl @benjojo yes.

The biggest problem with LB-SMS is slow and inconsistent delivery and strain on the infrastructure

Your neighbor might get a critical threat alert an hour or two later than you

The same might happen during some emergency alert during a mass event, because LB-SMS i gets sent individually to each logged in client in the network

Cell Broadcasts are… broadcasts. They get delivered to everyone instantaneously at once

They're also "smarter" allowing for different levels of threat to be announced, with the highest one turning your phone into a siren

It's just *better*