uh.....my phone is on LTE but my cellular switch is off...but I got it!!
Data doesn't need to be turned on to connect to the LTE network, nor does data need to be enabled to received the official alerts.
It seems emergency alert system wide fail in Alberta.
Relatives in Calgary Alberta
Bell iphone no alert
Shaw Mobile iphone no alert
No alerts received on my three test devices. No alerts received on two other devices.
No SMS-CB broadcast. Nothing to test. Much ado about nothing.
Can't say this inspires my confidence in this "emergency alert system". 🙄
The emergency was recieved by both sim cards in my dual sim galaxy A3 (LTE/3G/2G) and (3G/2G). It was not recieved on the samsung core cell phone. On time at 1:55pm pst but about 2 minutes later on the tv?!!
I set my phone to airplane mode for an hour this morning at my doctor's office.
I did not received Alert today unless it was sent out during my doctor appointment.
I miss the good old days when they had those "civil defense sirens" ("air raid sirens").
I really liked the ones in my neighbourhood which sounded like a droning submarine AWOOOGAAAAH. It was hard not to get the message at 135dB.
Way more effective than this officiously busybody "Canada Alert Ready" text messaging system. What a waste of tax dollars.