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  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

    • 694

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« on: December 30, 2020, 01:19:43 pm »
I think way back in March I read and translated one of those messages.

Since then I haven't read any.  If they are too stupid to put them in
Korean AND the international language, then %#^% them. I think the
same people that send those messages are the same ones that
are responsible for ordering vaccine.  A total pigheaded cluster ^%$@.


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1823

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 01:27:54 pm »
I only read the ones that come from my school.  Since I can't copy and past the emergency alerts I just deactivated them.  I would read the city and place of location of confirmed cases in the beginning but have had it switched off since last April. 


  • D.L.Orean
  • Super Waygook

    • 311

    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 01:28:54 pm »
I think way back in March I read and translated one of those messages.

Since then I haven't read any.  If they are too stupid to put them in
Korean AND the international language, then %#^% them. I think the
same people that send those messages are the same ones that
are responsible for ordering vaccine.  A total pigheaded cluster ^%$@.

It's really not difficult to pick out the key points from the Korean even with little language ability. Or you can choose to receive them in English through the emergency notice app.


Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 01:45:02 pm »
Did I inspire this post, lol?

I read them up until they stopped being helpful and started being super repetitive. Kept them turned on, though, just in case, but finally realized that I wasn't skimming through them often enough to matter. Also realized that my Emergency app messages weren't coming through like they used to, and that turning off the safety notifications on my phone fixed the issue.


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2052

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 01:56:26 pm »
I can't read or easily translate the emergency ones.
And my co-teacher is really good at quickly letting me know important things, especially in regards to the corona virus in Korea.
I should really turn mine off haha.


Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2020, 02:14:56 pm »
I think way back in March I read and translated one of those messages.

Since then I haven't read any.  If they are too stupid to put them in
Korean AND the international language, then %#^% them. I think the
same people that send those messages are the same ones that
are responsible for ordering vaccine.  A total pigheaded cluster ^%$@.
Yeah, that's the attitude that will improve things during a pandemic: Stamping your feet like a child and shouting "F*ck them!"

Not having a shred of agency over things and being barely literate in Korean or taking 10 seconds and using google translate...No that's for morons!


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

    • 694

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2020, 02:36:25 pm »
Did I inspire this post, lol?

I read them up until they stopped being helpful and started being super repetitive. Kept them turned on, though, just in case, but finally realized that I wasn't skimming through them often enough to matter. Also realized that my Emergency app messages weren't coming through like they used to, and that turning off the safety notifications on my phone fixed the issue.

Hey thanks.  I didn't know I could turn them off.  I just did that.
Funny thing is I will still get the same amount of info.....zero. Haha


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2052

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2020, 02:45:32 pm »
Yeah, that's the attitude that will improve things during a pandemic: Stamping your feet like a child and shouting "F*ck them!"

Not having a shred of agency over things and being barely literate in Korean or taking 10 seconds and using google translate...No that's for morons!

Those messages can't be copied though. There are probably a few of us here with the Korean skills to understand the message, but I'd assume most wouldn't be able to understand the original Korean message.
And I'm sure most of us are already following the government guidelines. I personally only to work and back home, and I go grocery shopping once a week too. I'm rarely going out.
I'd assume most of us are like that, and taking precautions when need to go out for whatever reason.


  • fka
  • Expert Waygook

    • 827

    • September 05, 2019, 06:37:44 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2020, 02:51:01 pm »
Those messages can't be copied though. There are probably a few of us here with the Korean skills to understand the message, but I'd assume most wouldn't be able to understand the original Korean message.

Forward the message to someone (but don't hit send), and your phone will set it up as copiable text, which can then paste into Papago or Google Translate.


  • 745sticky
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1226

    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2020, 02:52:36 pm »
Alternatively you could also screenshot it and use google translate's picture function


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6723

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2020, 03:00:28 pm »
All of my translations from the Emergency App would say 3earthquake. 4earthquake.

There was no earthquake. CLEARLY. And certainly not multiple earthquakes per day.

F'in useless.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

    • 694

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2020, 03:01:48 pm »
Or, they could make the messages bilingual to make the two million plus
foreigners who live in this country feel like the government gives a shit
about them.


  • D.L.Orean
  • Super Waygook

    • 311

    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2020, 03:03:19 pm »
Or, they could make the messages bilingual to make the two million plus
foreigners who live in this country feel like the government gives a shit
about them.

They do offer them in English. The translations aren't always the best but they make the effort. You need to download the Emergency Ready app.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4626

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2020, 03:10:48 pm »
well, i coincidentally finally turned them off today (after chinguetti mentioned she did it)


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6723

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2020, 03:20:50 pm »
They do offer them in English. The translations aren't always the best but they make the effort. You need to download the Emergency Ready app.

That's the app I was using and getting warnings about multiple earthquakes a day. USELESS
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2020, 04:12:06 pm »
Or, they could make the messages bilingual to make the two million plus
foreigners who live in this country feel like the government gives a shit
about them.
All foreigners speak English!


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

    • 694

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2020, 04:31:13 pm »
All foreigners speak English!

Sorry Laddie. It's the INTERNATIONAL language.


  • KoreaBoo
  • Expert Waygook

    • 614

    • May 25, 2014, 04:00:42 pm
    • Vancouver Island
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2020, 08:46:57 pm »
I was vaccinated, so no.


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4729

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2020, 01:43:21 am »
I read every message I get on my phone unless it is clearly an advert. Google translate does a decent job, and I would rather know stuff then not.


  • CypherSoul
  • Veteran

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    • May 02, 2018, 07:51:18 am
    • South Korea
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Re: Have you read ANY of the Covid-19 cellphone messages?
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2020, 07:37:26 am »
Those messages can't be copied though.
You can copy them now! I usually just translate the text itself on the messages app! Takes about 30 seconds if anything!