One in six missing children have been found using a photograph.
How many missing or abducted children been found via a text message or a Wireless Amber Alert?
Are NCMEC approved Wireless Amber Alerts and other traditional Amber Alerts activated/de-activated simultaneously or are they independent activites?
The majority of wireless carries such as Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, and others promote the need to purchase camera phones or web enabled phones. Why did The Wireless Foundation choose to send text messages only? Why not send a picture along with text or is the user directed to a URL with that information?
Why not use a recorded voice message such as those that can be sent to landline phones by A Child Is Missing (ACIM)? Most states are evaluating whether to outlaw the use of wireless devices that are not hands free while driving. If the goal is to find missing children, wouldn’t voice messages be an avenue worth pursuing?
Visit The Wireless Foundation where you will find this question:
What is the difference between Wireless AMBER Alerts™ and other organizations sending alerts?
Wireless AMBER Alerts™ is the only wireless industry initiative that is in partnership with NCMEC, the organization authorized by the U.S. Department of Justice to distribute AMBER Alerts after they have been issued by law enforcement. Wireless AMBER Alerts™ is the work of leading wireless industry experts, using state-of-the-art wireless technology.
Why would the NCMEC limit their partnerships? Why does this have the feel it is all about funding and financing? Why does the NCMEC give the impression they have all their proverbial eggs in one basket when establishing partnerships? The Wireless Foundation is an organization comprised of industry experts whose concern is to find and recover missing children, why would they not use all the functionality available on their respective networks?