Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Verizon Now Offers Location Based Weather Alerts

Verizon recently unveiled their latest service offering in the form of a location based weather alert system that will combine data from the National Weather Service with Weatherbug's national sensor service. The service will use GPS and location information to see where the user is, and will issue an alert via text message if they are currently in an area in threat of tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, or other inclement or dangerous weather conditions. Weatherbug can be downloaded directly to a user's phone, and requires a $5.99 a month subscription. This is another step forward for technology, as users can feel they will be notified of weather danger, and will probably lead to future systems that can alert people of any dangers or urgent news via their phone, and the cell phone will keep on progressing in becoming the "everything device" that it has already has become in numerous ways.

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