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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Public Alert in BC

There was a Public Alert test in BC yesterday just before 2:00pm, which I knew was happening. I had 2 people in my office and was on a land line when it happend. Each of the 2 cell phones in my office and atleast 3 on the other end of my call had their phones alert them to the test. Mine however did not. Did PM not take part in the test? I did not see or receive a message that PM was not going to be part of this test. Did I miss something somewhere? 

Oracle

Re: Public Alert in BC


@Johan wrote:

There was a Public Alert test in BC yesterday just before 2:00pm, which I knew was happening. I had 2 people in my office and was on a land line when it happend. Each of the 2 cell phones in my office and atleast 3 on the other end of my call had their phones alert them to the test. Mine however did not. Did PM not take part in the test? I did not see or receive a message that PM was not going to be part of this test. Did I miss something somewhere? 


I am in Victoria and received it.  Could you have possibly been connected to 3G at the time of ther alert?  My son's phone received it as well.


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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

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Not sure, I did not look at my phone as I was busy with the call I was on. Glad to know others did get the notice. I would have assumed it would not matter 3G or not for something like that.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

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Yeah, has to be a supported LTE-capable device. I have a BlackBerry, for example, that does LTE but does not get the emergency warning. What phone are you using?

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

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It is an Iphone 5C which is LTE capable. 

Mayor / Maire

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@Johan   My experience hasn't been good with these alerts.  The Alcatel flip phone always gets the text notice and always recieves the test alert everytime.  I didn't receive the text or the test alert on the Samsung phone.  On an earlier Motorola phone, sometimes it worked and other times nothing.  I have no idea why it works on the basic phone but not the smart phone.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

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well, I guess as long as there are other people around it should not be an issue. Hate to be the only one on the beach, wondering were everyone else went and why the water is so far out.

Mayor / Maire

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@Johan wrote:

well, I guess as long as there are other people around it should not be an issue. Hate to be the only one on the beach, wondering were everyone else went and why the water is so far out.


IndeedSmiley Happy

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

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I'm in Vancouver and didn't get any alerts 🤷🏻‍♀️

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

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@Johan wrote:

well, I guess as long as there are other people around it should not be an issue. Hate to be the only one on the beach, wondering were everyone else went and why the water is so far out.


LOL, I hear you.

 

But to confirm, is the iPhone actually set to LTE? 

 

Your phone is listed at https://www.telus.com/en/bc/support/article/alert-ready-wireless-public-alerting-wpa. So it should theoretically work, but clearly there are other factors, including the alert system itself and its questionable reliability.