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ALERT READY test on May 9; did you get a message
May 9, 2018
12:09 pm
walter_wpg
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The test of the Alert Ready system was supposed to be held here in Manitoba today, May 9, at 1:55pm. My Android phone did not receive any kind of alert. Did anyone else? Did Rogers/Speakout participate in the test?

May 9, 2018
12:58 pm
iamdrumming
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They had the alert yesterday here in Ontario. I didn't get the alert as well.

May 9, 2018
1:21 pm
walter_wpg
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Some explanation might be available here:
https://www.alertready.ca/wireless/

It says:
The wireless device must be:
An LTE-device like a smartphone (LTE is commonly referred to as “4G LTE”)
Wireless public alerting (WPA)-compatible
Connected to an LTE cellular network at the time the emergency alert is issued.

This might explain why I didn't get the alert --- I do not have a data plan with Speak Out.

May 9, 2018
2:12 pm
thumper
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I was on data on Speakout and did not received an alert. The person beside me on Telus received an alert.

May 10, 2018
7:10 am
RGM
GTA
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walter_wpg said
Some explanation might be available here:
https://www.alertready.ca/wireless/
It says:
The wireless device must be:
An LTE-device like a smartphone (LTE is commonly referred to as “4G LTE”)
Wireless public alerting (WPA)-compatible
Connected to an LTE cellular network at the time the emergency alert is issued.
This might explain why I didn't get the alert --- I do not have a data plan with Speak Out.

Well that's why I probably did not get the alert either!

May 10, 2018
5:30 pm
iamdrumming
Niagara Falls
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True enough. Since SpeakOut does not support LTE, it explains why no alert.