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Emergency Alert test on Nov. 28
November 30, 2018
11:44 am
PeterU
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I am not sure of the exact day but did anyone receive this alert ? Why isn't SpeakOut doing anything about this,sf-frown_gif since no one received it back in May either ?

December 1, 2018
8:43 am
iamdrumming
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You didn't get the alert because it was only sent out on the LTE network. SpeakOut is not LTE. It is HSPA+ only.

December 1, 2018
2:25 pm
PeterU
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iamdrumming said

You didn't get the alert because it was only sent out on the LTE network. SpeakOut is not LTE. It is HSPA+ only.

What is LTE and what is HSPA and will SpeakOut ever switch to LTE ? I read a little bit about this and it has to do with speed. So why didn't the Govt. send out the alert in both LTE and HSPA for the rest of the cell phone users ? When I first tried to make a phone call on my Moto E4 the call wouldn't go through. I called SpeakOut and found out it was on the wrong speed setting and that's why it didn't work. SpeakOut said that they would like to switch over in the future to the higher speeds.

December 3, 2018
11:07 pm
bridonca
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LTE is the latest wireless communication standard that offers multiple advantages over the old standards. The LTE standard will eventually take over the other standards, mostly because of it's bandwidth efficiency. However, the older standards are in need to be supported for a while more. So how is the Emergency Alert test involved?

The Emergency Alert test takes advantage of some of the extra features of LTE. There is no rush to support other standards because it is harder and more unreliable, and in 5 years time, most everything will be LTE anyway.

December 4, 2018
3:51 pm
PeterU
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bridonca said

LTE is the latest wireless communication standard that offers multiple advantages over the old standards. The LTE standard will eventually take over the other standards, mostly because of it's bandwidth efficiency. However, the older standards are in need to be supported for a while more. So how is the Emergency Alert test involved?

The Emergency Alert test takes advantage of some of the extra features of LTE. There is no rush to support other standards because it is harder and more unreliable, and in 5 years time, most everything will be LTE anyway.

Thank-you,