Use SMS&LBS for Early Warning Systems

Wickham, Rhonda
October 2005
Wireless Week;10/1/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 20, p4
Trade Publication
Advocates the use of short message service (SMS) and location-based services (LBS) as disaster warning systems. Responsibility of wireless carriers to provide communications to their customers in times of disasters; Example of how SMS and LBS could be used before and during disaster; Comment on the failure of the U.S. Department of Home Security to develop a better plan for using wireless communication technology.


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