How To Activate Civil Protection Alert Messages
- by XpatAthens
- Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Mobile phone owners in Greece were startled to hear multiple loud beeps on their mobile phones last week. It was a notification message from the Greek Civil Protection Service to warn citizens about the measures and precautions they should take against the virus. The SMS messages were written in Greek and English.
To date, the Greek Civil Protection Service has sent 3 alert messages prompting people to stay at home on the first sign of infection, to abide by the government regulations to avoid putting themselves and others at risk. However, the Civil Protection Service has confirmed that 10% of mobile phone owners did not receive the alerts. Here is how to activate this functionality and begin receiving these messages.
How To Activate Citizen Alert Messages On A Smartphone
If you haven't been receiving the alert messages on your smartphone, all you need to do is upgrade to the latest version of its operating system and make sure your device is set to receive CB alerts.
How To Activate Citizen Alert Messages On A Conventional Mobile Phone
If you don't have a smartphone, you can register here or by dialing 112 to receive alerts via one of the 3 following channels:
- Via Text Messages (SMS). If you don't have a smartphone, you can receive text messages. The message sender will be 112.
- Via Email. Receive an email that you can read on your cellphone, tablet, or computer. The email sender will be 112.
- Via Voice Messages. You will receive a phone call on your cellphone or landline number. The caller will be 112112. When you answer the call, you will hear a recorded or text-to-speech voice message