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1. What are Mobile alerts? Mobile alerts are text messages you receive on your mobile phone or PDA. We currently offer the following alert:

VGALERT: For breaking news

2. Do I have to register on the website to receive mobile alerts?
No. Signing up for mobile alerts does not require registration on the website.

3. How many alerts will I get?
You should receive no more than 2 alerts per week per keyword subscription. Upon signing up for our alerts, you will receive a confirmation text message that explains how many texts you should expect to receive per day/week. You can stop receiving alerts at any time by texting STOP to 71593. You may receive subsequent messages clarifying or confirming your opt-out request. For help, text HELP to 71593. Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy:

4. Do alerts cost me anything?
We do not charge you for our alerts. However, your carrier may charge you to send and receive text messages. Contact your carrier for more details: Message and data rates may apply.

5. If I sign up for one alert, do I get them all?
No, you must sign up for each alert individually.

6. How do I stop the alerts?
To stop receiving alerts, you may either reply STOP to a message you receive, or the following:
To end Breaking News reports, text STOP VGALERT to 71593

You may receive subsequent messages clarifying or confirming your opt-out request.

7. Which carriers is this program available on?
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Boost, Alltel and U.S. Cellular. Message and data rates may apply. Contact your carrier for more details.

By submitting your phone number, you consent to receive one or more automated texts at that number, some of which may market goods or services to you. No purchase is necessary to receive these texts, nor is this consent or any text subscription required to purchase the goods or services. You will receive no more than 2 messages/week. Frequency may vary, based on breaking news events. Msg&Data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Text HELP for info. You may receive a subsequent message confirming your opt-out request. T&Cs and Privacy Policy:


By clicking Submit you are confirming agreement with the terms and conditions governing this property and these mobile alerts. All submissions must be authorized by the account holder. Upon clicking submit, you will receive a text message asking you to reply Y to confirm your subscription.

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