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Email Alerts Now Available
Posted Feb 5 2009 11:08 PM
In addition to text message alerts, email alerts are now available in iNWS. Log in and visit 'Update Account Information' to set your alert preferences. For now, the content of the email alerts is the same as the text message alerts: simple. As time goes on, we will enhance the email content with more information, links to relevant web content, and map imagery. Enjoy!
Alltel Text Messaging Back Up
Posted Feb 3 2009 11:20 PM
It appears that we are able to send text messages to Alltel customers again. This means that iNWS users with Alltel service will now be able to add their phone number to their account as well as receive text message alerts. We are sorry for the inconvenience this caused over the last few weeks.
Problems Sending Text Messages to Alltel Customers
Posted Jan 23 2009 5:47 PM
We are currently unable to send text messages to Alltel customers. This means that Alltel customers will not be able to modify their phone number associated with their iNWS account or receive text message alerts from iNWS SMS. We are working to fix the problem and will post notification on this iNWS news page as soon as we have more information. We apologise for the inconvenience.
County Based SMS Alert Bug Fixed
Posted Jan 15 2009 11:13 PM
We have fixed the bug that was causing users to receive text message alerts for counties neighboring the ones they actually wanted to receive alerts for. Users should now always receive valid alerts for counties they watching.
iNWS Web Page Update
Posted Jan 15 2009 11:05 PM
We have just released an update to the iNWS web page that includes a simplified registration process, improved user interface, and many bug fixes.

New users can now register without the requirement of providing a cell phone number we can send a text message to. This will allow users to take advantage of the soon-to-be-released email alert feature in iNWS without being forced into text message alerts.

It is now more simple to create address/landmark and county based alert areas. Advanced feature creation and editing is still available.

We fixed many small bugs in the web page and iNWS SMS, but the most notable is that users will no longer receive alerts for counties neighboring ones they want to receive alerts for.
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