It used to be as simple as tapping the Messages icon on the Note 3 and clicking "More" and there were options to control what alerts you want to receive and how you want to receive them (status bar, sound, none or both). Those options are gone. I spent 40 minutes on the phone with VZW tech support and they couldn't find another solution to stop these alerts and said that those who had updated their phones at their offices no longer had that functionality while those who hadn't still did. First I get forced into visual voice mail and now I have Amber Alerts blaring with no choice about that. I realize this update is very new, but has anyone found a workaround for shutting off the Amber alerts? Thanks!