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Alert Ready Test on November 17, 2021

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Public Mobile

Hey Community, 


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


        -  Public Mobile Community Team 


Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

For those of us on older phones that don't have the capability to receive these alerts directly, there are apps for both iPhone and Android that connect directly to the Alert Service to provide the National Alerts (and actually some more useful info as well.)

For Android

For iPhone


These apps will also work for those who have set their phones to 3G only or WiFi only, where even compatible phones wouldn't receive the alerts.

Here's a comprehensive list of phones that aren't compatible (phones newer than the date of the article should be compatible with the Alert system).

Mayor / Maire

Please don't happen at 3am!


Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Super appreciate the heads up


I will get this test while in Ottawa at a conference should be interesting to see how many phones go off in the conference room.



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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

These alerts startle me every time, so loud but it can save lives. 

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Thanks for letting me know

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Thanks for  the 'heads-up' !


Will make a note to switch over mid-month,   to vibrate  !

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire


I thought the audible alerts come through even with the device set to vibrate-only. Is that not the case?

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Oh great! So, while I be teaching, all our phones in class will be going off on the 17th! Wonderful! 


@mpcdesign wrote:

Oh great! So, while I be teaching, all our phones in class will be going off on the 17th! Wonderful! 


@mpcdesign haha.. their phone should be all during class time everyday !!! LoL