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Alert Ready System Test

REFieldJr
I've been around

Did anyone receive the test emergency alert today May 15, 2024?

 

 

 

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Re: Alert Ready System Test

blackdog11
I've been here awhile

Nope. My work phone with Bell got it and it was broadcast on CBC via OTA TV but my personal cell, Apple Watch and 2 roommates cells all with Rogers didn't get it.

 

EDIT: To clarify, I'm in downtown Toronto.

Re: Alert Ready System Test

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Resident Expert
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I was near Stouffville on a bike ride and my iPhone SE2020 was in my parked car at the time of the alert. But the alert showed on my screen, so I got it - 12:55PM timestamp.  Apparently lots of people didn't:

 

https://www.blogto.com/tech/2024/05/major-failure-emergency-alert-test-ontario/

 

If you didn't, here's a checklist link from Alert Ready:

 

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

 

Rogers Devices & Other Checklist:  https://www.rogers.com/support/mobility/alert-ready-emergency-message-service#what-devices-are-compa...

 

Checklist below:

  1. Confirm that your device is on the list of compatible devices and that you bought it directly from Rogers.
  2. Check if any software updates are available for your device and, if required, please install the latest updates.
  3. Ensure device is connected to the LTE network (e.g., LTE not disabled, not on airplane mode, not on 3G, and not connected to a  WiFi network).
  4. Android Devices: Confirm that the Cell/Mobile Broadcast option turned on in it’s settings. For more info on how to do this, please reach out to your phone’s manufacturer.
  5. To receive audible alerts, confirm that the volume on your device is turned on (not on mute) and Do Not Disturb is turned off.
  6. Check your physical location at the time the alert was issued. To receive an alert, you must be physically located in the targeted geographic area.
  7. If you’re in a location that makes signal reception difficult at the time of the alert, such as an underground garage, you may not receive an alert.
  8. If you’re on a voice call at the time the emergency alert is issued, you may not receive an alert. Voice calls may move your connection to a non-LTE network like 3G, even if you’re in an LTE area.
  9. The emergency alert might be listed with other notifications. Scroll down and search for all notifications on your device.

 

 

 

 

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