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Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020


@LurganIeUk wrote:

@westcoastsurf wrote:

Vancouver, LTE on, did not receive.


Ok...dumb question.....what does LTE on have to do with receiving a text??


For whatever reason, this alert system was only setup so that the messages would only be sent out over LTE networks. 

LurganIeUk
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020

uh.....my phone is on LTE but my cellular switch is off...but I got it!!

Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020


@LurganIeUk wrote:

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.

farmbot
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020

It seems emergency alert system wide fail in Alberta.

Relatives in Calgary Alberta

Bell iphone no alert

Shaw Mobile iphone no alert

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020

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". 🙄

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020

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?!!

popping
Oracle

Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020

 

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.

farmbot
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen
carlaspapa
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020

Recieved loud and clear today at 1:55pm pt. So loud it scared my cat !

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020

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.

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