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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. 

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.

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

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". 🙄

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?!!

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.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Alert Ready Test on November 25, 2020

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

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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