On November 17, 2021, the Government of Canada will conduct an Alert Ready Test to compatible mobile devices in each province and territory. Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians. Test alerts educate Canadians on what an emergency alert will look and sound like in the event of a life-threatening situation.
The test message will be distributed on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. The emergency alert will display on customers' devices, accompanied by the alert sound, unless your phone is set to vibrate, silent or turned off. However, not all wireless devices will receive the test message. This may occur for various reasons; device compatibility, connection to an LTE network, cell tower coverage, and device software and settings.
To learn more about the Alert Ready service, what devices are supported, and the test schedule for your province or territory, visit alertready.ca.
- Public Mobile Community Team
What are these studies based on? Since they are still testing the system how can there have been conclusive study? With so many people who do not rely on broadcast television, radio or other traditional means of getting information the Alert Ready System is an important emergency broadcast method that can deliver life saving information to affected people quickly and efficiently.
With the widespread natural disasters unfolding over the last 48 hours and the devastating wildfires this summer in BC this system needs to be up and running sooner rather than later as climate change creates more and more of these kind of severe weather related conditions that can lead to states of emergencies that we could not have imagined a decade ago.
Thanks for mentioning that, about alert being possibly 'pushed' thru even just a vibrate setting .
Will be an experiment 🙂
Switching over now (also requires ring/notification volume turned off) otherwise will likely forget . . . .
Cool! @dougc Please post an update tomorrow to let us know how it went.
everyone ready? this is the exact time :
LOCAL TESTING TIME
1:55 PM MST
1:55 PM PST
1:55 PM CST
10:55 AM AST
9:55 AM MST
1:55 PM AST
Newfoundland and Labrador
10:55 AM NST
2:00 PM EST
12:55 PM EST
Prince Edward Island
12:55 PM AST
1:55 PM EST
1:55 PM CST
1:55 PM PDT