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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Amber Alert opt-out


@CellGirl wrote:

@LovesToPM 

That's awesome! So when I switch to a 3G plan, I shouldn't receive those alerts :-)


@CellGirl, as you heard by now, we have to make the setting change on our phone. Smiley Happy

 

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Amber Alert opt-out


@srlawren wrote:

@computergeek541 wrote:

@CellGirl wrote:

@LovesToPM 

That's awesome! So when I switch to a 3G plan, I shouldn't receive those alerts :-)


No, that's not how it is.  The emergency alert system messages being received has to do with the type of network that you're connected to.  You can disable LTE on your device even if you have a full-speed LTE plan and choose to use the "3g" network.

 

All Public Mobile plans, whether it's a full-speed LTE plan or something that Public Mobile calls "3g", have access to both "3g" and LTE networks.

 

 


@Alan_K as promised, I'm tagging you yet again because here is another instance where calling your throttled LTE plans "3G" is leading to confusion and misunderstanding.  


@srlawren, good point! Do you or anyone have any suggested name changes?
Sooner or later, we will be dealing with 5G too.

Re: Amber Alert opt-out

@CellGirl 


@CellGirl wrote:

@Barth 

ya, well most people are sound asleep at that time, so whatever


How about a warning for an approaching tornado at 3 am?  Would you rather sleep through without a warning?

 

Seriously people - get over it.  If you do not want the notifications, connect only to the 3G ntwork.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Amber Alert opt-out

@stonechucker 

a tornado warning is a little different than an amber alert, and one I wouldn't mind being alerted to! lol

have a nice day Woman Wink

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Amber Alert opt-out


@LovesToPM wrote:

@CellGirl wrote:

@LovesToPM 

That's awesome! So when I switch to a 3G plan, I shouldn't receive those alerts :-)


@CellGirl, as you heard by now, we have to make the setting change on our phone. Smiley Happy

 


@LovesToPM 

yep! Smiley Wink

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Amber Alert opt-out


@CellGirl wrote:

@stonechucker 

a tornado warning is a little different than an amber alert, and one I wouldn't mind being alerted to! lol

have a nice day Woman Wink


You do know they use the same system correct?

 

https://www.alertready.ca/#types

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Amber Alert opt-out

Can I propose a resolution to this thread:

 

1. The concept of alerts (Amber, weather, etc.) is acceptable to most people.

2. The current implementation in Canada is a little heavy handed and should be reviewed.

3. There are two solutions available:

  • turn your phone off and get no alerts, calls, alarms, etc.
  • switch your data settings to 3G rather than LTE and block Alerts while retaining other functionality.

Re: Amber Alert opt-out

@CellGirl The AlertReady system in Canada includes the weather, flooding, and AmberAlerts. It's all one package.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Amber Alert opt-out


@stonechucker wrote:

@CellGirl The AlertReady system in Canada includes the weather, flooding, and AmberAlerts. It's all one package.


On my phone, I can toggle each of these settings:

  • extreme alert
  • severe alert
  • amber alert 
  • wpas test alert

I disabled all, except for "extreme alert", but the amber alert still popped up the other night. I didn't know at that time, I needed to disable my LTE setting too. It's unfortunate in doing that, it would also disable the extreme alert, so sounds like it's all or nothing  Smiley Sad

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Amber Alert opt-out

Regardless of phone settings, you cannot opt out of alerts when connected to LTE.

 

The only option is to switch the phone to 3G or power off.

 

Most phones will silence the alert if it's set to Do Not Disturb mode.