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Re: Emergency Alert (Amber etc) Not showing up

@computergeek541 wrote:

@RossN wrote:

@brettster99 Hi Check under Settings --> Notifications --> Government Alerts and make sure that Amber Alerts and Emergency Alerts are both turned on.

When it comes to those settings, those settings won't change anything due to the way that the system is implemented in Canada. Those settings could all be turned off and you would still receive the alerts if connected to an LTE network.

@computergeek541 Ok so much for solutions in the help section lol

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Emergency Alert (Amber etc) Not showing up

@brettster99, from my understanding, wireless carriers were given one year to set up the system a few years ago and many users have been receiving text messages about its impending rollout. The CRTC made the system mandatory with no option to opt-out.


I looked at my wife's iPhone 7, and you are right, it's not under settings > notifications or settings > cellular. 


I did notice the emergency SOS feature on her phone. but other than that. you are right, iPhones from the States and Canadian are quite different from one another. This leads me to believe that you don't have the option to turn this off. 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Emergency Alert (Amber etc) Not showing up

For quite a while I had been thinking of moving to Public Mobile from my previous carrier. I was curious if going to 3G speeds from LTE was going to make a noticeable to me so for about 6 months I had my phone settings set for 3G and LTE turned off. To be honest I really did't notice a difference though I don't stream anything while on data.

Now to my main point; during that time Nova Scotia had a number of alerts which I did receive on my phone.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Emergency Alert (Amber etc) Not showing up



Okay now that’s curious you did get notices on 3G hmmm maybe it’s something provincially done I’m not sure. As for speeds at 3G I do stream video at 1080P and play games like hearthstone and I don’t notice any difference from Bells 4G LTE Laughing out loud 

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Emergency Alert (Amber etc) Not showing up

The very reason I degraded to 3G. No speed advantage and I find signal strength better.

Big Plus no abuse by government of Alert Ready. Love the service though.