NET, Claro, Vivo and Sky will send disaster alerts in the North and Midwest | Telecommunications

Pay TV users in the states of the North and Midwest regions will receive alerts from the Civil Defense and the National Center for Risk and Disaster Management (Cenad) as of this Monday (18). Messages will appear on the screen for carrier customers sure (including NET), Vivo, Oi, Sky and Our TV.

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The novelty comes to Federal District and the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins. The messages inform about disasters such as floods, floods, landslides, gales, hailstorms, among others.

The resource is already present in the states of Alagoas, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. The other states in the Northeast region will have the resource from December 16, 2019.

There is no need to register. Messages arrive automatically in a pop-up, with an exposure time of 10 seconds. It is possible to close them manually, which avoids disturbing the decisive scene of your favorite team’s football game.

Civil Defense sends SMS alerts

The measure is complementary to notifications of natural disasters sent by SMS. Anatel informs that more than 700 million messages have been sent between February 2017 and August 2019 to 6.7 million mobile customers across the country.

To receive alerts on your cell phone, you must be a customer of Claro, Vivo, TIM, Oi, Sercomtel, Algar or Nextel and send a message containing the zip code to number 40199; it is possible to register several zip codes.

With information: Anatel.

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