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Obama will be able to test message all phones in the USA

Yerevan/Mediamax/. U.S. President Barack Obama will be able to send any mobile phone in the United States a text message warning of imminent danger, from a terror attack to a natural disaster.

Mediamax reports referring The Telegraph newspaper that from next year, new phones and other hand-held devices will be required to be fitted with special chips to receive the alerts, which will also be sent by state and local authorities. Users will be able to opt out of every type of alert except those from the president, said the Federal Communications Commission.

The system will include alerts about missing children and will supersede all other phone traffic to avoid delays.

The warnings will have a unique signal and vibration, said officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.