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mh1983
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: No Amber Alert

And not all phones are supported for the amber alerts.

Re: No Amber Alert


@zfx wrote:

Actually I just got the alert couple minutes ago and I only connected to the Wi-Fi and I still able to receive the alert. So I don't think you only have to turn your data on in order to receive the alert... 


You don't need data to be enabled to receive these alerts.  Even with data disabled, your phone will still connect to the LTE network if you tell it do so.

surreyboz
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: No Amber Alert


@computergeek541 wrote:

@zfx wrote:

Actually I just got the alert couple minutes ago and I only connected to the Wi-Fi and I still able to receive the alert. So I don't think you only have to turn your data on in order to receive the alert... 


You don't need data to be enabled to receive these alerts.  Even with data disabled, your phone will still connect to the LTE network if you tell it do so.


As far as I know Amber Alerts have been around before the LTE era, so from what I know Amber Alert is not linked to LTE Network, they are based on your Location regardless where your phone number is from as long as you are in Coverage area. Now those new ALERT READY MESSAGES, those for Sure are only available on LTE Network. 

dmbcanada
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: No Amber Alert

Only one phone in our household received the Ambert Alert.  I have a Samsung Galaxy J3 and according to the Telus website my phone is compatible, yet I never get any alerts.

 

cavemantoronto
Mayor / Maire

Re: No Amber Alert

Chid was found safe with mom.  I don't know details behind it 

stonechucker
Mayor / Maire

Re: No Amber Alert

Please checkout the official https://www.alertready.ca/ for complete information.

Re: No Amber Alert


@surreyboz wrote:

@computergeek541 wrote:

@zfx wrote:

Actually I just got the alert couple minutes ago and I only connected to the Wi-Fi and I still able to receive the alert. So I don't think you only have to turn your data on in order to receive the alert... 


You don't need data to be enabled to receive these alerts.  Even with data disabled, your phone will still connect to the LTE network if you tell it do so.


As far as I know Amber Alerts have been around before the LTE era, so from what I know Amber Alert is not linked to LTE Network, they are based on your Location regardless where your phone number is from as long as you are in Coverage area. Now those new ALERT READY MESSAGES, those for Sure are only available on LTE Network. 


Yes, Amber Alerts have been around long before this system.  However, I interpret this thread being about the official alert system and how the OP doesn't want to hear the alarm/siren sound.

 

As for @zfx, this member seemed surprised that the he/she was notified of the Amber Alert that was received despite cellular data being disabled.  My point was that as long as you are connected to the LTE network, the user does not need to have cellular data enabled, nor otherwise need any type of internet connection (Wi-Fi included) to receive said alert,

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