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Pawprints1986
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021

Canceled for Ontario, but i was gonna say not for me! As least not if it's while I'm sleeping which is all over the place. I literally take the time every night to switch by device to WCDMA only, and then auto connect (LTE) during my day with a launcher shortcut I made lol.

 

I don't mind them telling people what's up, but I'm disabled and cant even see a road from here so can't exactly be on a lookout as the original purpose. I also suffer with a sleep related condition and alerts override DND mode with terrifying sound despite settings saying to show the visual popup only for the odd time I can even sleep as it's extremely needed by then. So I found a way around them lol. Especially now if it's gonna happen regularly for covid updates. I check in with news and already can't go anywhere so I don't personally care in my unique situation lol.

 

Not complaining, at all, it's a great program overall and I'm glad it's there for all those out and about and who can take advantage of it. but just sharing this as there *is* a workaround for those who do complain, even if it's not for legit reasons like mine, you can stop them if that's the end goal. Rather than random people calling 911 angry about them like last time, just turn them off instead lol 😉 

 

Controversial I know, but I do what I need for my health

jonfirlotte
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021

Thanks for the heads up!

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021

Test recieved on both my moto g7+ and my samsung A3. Not recieved on my neighbour's Umidigi F1 though....

softech
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021

I didn't receive any alert at all... what time was it??

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021

I got mine @ 1:55pm PT. The phone needs to be connecting to LTE. Not just the 3G trick. And not a 3G-only phone.

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021

@z10user4 

Aha....that is a bit of a weird one but we were on the phone when the test was sent out with me using my fongo app on my tablet while he was on his phone....thus on 3G. Seems silly that you don't get the alert with pm if you are on a call during an emergency/test.

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021

 @darlicious : Oh that _is_ interesting. I would say that's silly too seeing as how the phone _can_ do LTE. But it's not actively on it. hmm. Isn't there a setting for data while on a call? Or to allow all alerts? I dunno.

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021


@z10user4 wrote:

 @darlicious : Oh that _is_ interesting. I would say that's silly too seeing as how the phone _can_ do LTE. But it's not actively on it. hmm. Isn't there a setting for data while on a call? Or to allow all alerts? I dunno.


There isn't a setting for that. Being in a phone call temporarily disables LTE for any Public Mobile customer. The alert would only be received after the call has ended, assuming that the emergency event/alert is still ongoing.  Regardless, data settings aren't related to the alerts. Data doesn't need to be enabled.If you're simply wondering if it's possible to have data on LTE and calls on 3g at the same time, it isn't  - unless you're using two different SIM cards in a dual SIM card phone.

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021

@z10user4 

For my neighbour to check is pointless....he still doesn't know how to take a screenshot when he recieved his QR code for his vaccine appointment. But woohoo we are both booked in for next Friday!

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on May 5, 2021

 @computergeek541 : A31 on A10 (just downloaded A11). I have a setting "Use mobile data during calls". I'm sure it's because I have dual-sim. Indeed my S7 on A8 does not have that option. That SIM is in suspension and in airplane mode. I turned off airplane mode and no alert.

But nor was I using my phone when I got the alert.

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