Provincial emergency alert

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Provincial emergency alert

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I must be on some sort of government blacklist because I never receive the emergency alert on my phone. Oh, you think it's my phone? Well, it didn't work on my old phone and my iPhone XR is less than a year old and no alert came through on it either. I also have a different provider than I did at the time of the last alert. So that's it . . . please let me know if there's ever a disaster because the government has cut me off!
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For those interested here's a survey you can take re the emergency alert test:

https://peasi.com/emergency-alert-test-survey.html
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I'm curious as to who your carrier is? Telus, Rogers, or...?

My phone made it's usual racket.
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This is the first time mine has gone off.

Used to be on Telus pay as you go and now on Public mobile. (yes I know that's Telus)
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    TylerM4 wrote:I'm curious as to who your carrier is? Telus, Rogers, or...?

    My phone made it's usual racket.
At the time of the last test I was on Koodo and now I'm on Freedom.
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Had my phone turned off but got the emergency alert on the TV.
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Urbane wrote:At the time of the last test I was on Koodo and now I'm on Freedom.


Both small carriers - I wonder if that's it. Normal contract or Pay as you Go?
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All carriers were required to broadcast the alert back in 2018 but not all phones are compatible with the system. Link below will allow you to check if your phone is compatible.

https://www.alertready.ca/wireless/
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Multiple phones and TVs went off. Iphones SE, 8, 8 Plus, 11 Pro, some on Telus some on Freedom.
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oneh2obabe wrote:All carriers were required to broadcast the alert back in 2018 but not all phones are compatible with the system. Link below will allow you to check if your phone is compatible.

https://www.alertready.ca/wireless/


Except some compatible phones aren't receiving the alert.

I always sign a contract for the new iPhone each year and have never received an alert. Yes, I'm using LTE. Yes, the newest software updates are always applied religiously. No, the phones have never been damaged in any way shape or form.

If aliens attack Earth I guess I won't know about it.
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    davegourd wrote:
    Except some compatible phones aren't receiving the alert.

    I always sign a contract for the new iPhone each year and have never received an alert. Yes, I'm using LTE. Yes, the newest software updates are always applied religiously. No, the phones have never been damaged in any way shape or form.

    If aliens attack Earth I guess I won't know about it.

Exactly my situation. Compatible phone, compatible service provider, phone less than a year old, and simply no obvious reason that I shouldn't be receiving the alerts.
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Urbane wrote:
    davegourd wrote:
    Except some compatible phones aren't receiving the alert.

    I always sign a contract for the new iPhone each year and have never received an alert. Yes, I'm using LTE. Yes, the newest software updates are always applied religiously. No, the phones have never been damaged in any way shape or form.

    If aliens attack Earth I guess I won't know about it.

Exactly my situation. Compatible phone, compatible service provider, phone less than a year old, and simply no obvious reason that I shouldn't be receiving the alerts.


Maybe we should each purchase some old used phone that's like 10 years old and not listed as compatible. I bet they'd receive the alerts just fine.
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Urbane wrote:I must be on some sort of government blacklist because I never receive the emergency alert on my phone. Oh, you think it's my phone? Well, it didn't work on my old phone and my iPhone XR is less than a year old and no alert came through on it either. I also have a different provider than I did at the time of the last alert. So that's it . . . please let me know if there's ever a disaster because the government has cut me off!
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Urbane wrote:Exactly my situation. Compatible phone, compatible service provider, phone less than a year old, and simply no obvious reason that I shouldn't be receiving the alerts.

Was your phone receiving a signal at the time? Maybe if your phone is off or you're out of range you don't receive the message when you come back in range.
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    Glacier wrote:Was your phone receiving a signal at the time? Maybe if your phone is off or you're out of range you don't receive the message when you come back in range.

The phone was on and I was saying to my wife that this time with the new phone I would receive the alert. She said that my losing streak would continue and she was right. We did see the alert come on the TV though.

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