Amber Alerts sent to cellphones as part of new public safety program

TULSA - Officials say a child abduction Monday in Bixby triggered a new way to send out Amber Alerts.

Thousands of Oklahomans received a message on their cellphones after a father reported his 4-year-old son kidnapped.

The Amber Alert message included a description of the child, the suspect and vehicle.

It is part of a new nationwide public safety program.

Most major cellphone providers participate in the program.

Some companies automatically enrolled all their users to receive messages, while others give customers the option to sign up.

For more information about the providers participating in the program, visit the following websites:

VERIZON WIRELESS http://bit.ly/12fxkG4

AT&T http://soc.att.com/12xTmQ1

CELLCOM http://bit.ly/XzSdEl

CRICKET WIRELESS http://bit.ly/12LsMY7

SPRINT http://bit.ly/14S7eHO

T-Mobile http://t-mo.co/YcXgfY

US Cellular http://bit.ly/Za9bQy

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