Alberta Emergency Alert system tested, but not everyone gets the message

Alert System

Alert System

Wednesday's is not the first test of emergency alerts, and so far, the system has not worked as planned.

The public alert system was tested in Ontario and Quebec on Monday and experienced what were described as "serious glitches".

Pelmorex said the misconfiguration was quickly corrected. The hope is that the new alert system will reduce calls to 911 overall from people who are not in an emergency situation.

"Wireless service providers have verified that the test message was successfully distributed across their LTE wireless networks in the province", said Emily Ngai.

"You may receive an emergency alert on your phone from Alert Ready", according to the message.

Alerts were scheduled to be sent out between 1:55 p.m. and 2 p.m.as part of a program being rolled out across Canada with the help of provincial public safety ministries, but many people reported they had not received the alert 10 minutes later.

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Not all wireless devices are compatible with the system, and each cellular carrier lists compatible devices online. "Alert Ready partners have been actively working to resolve identified issues".

The emergency alerts will be issued, alongside routine television and radio tests, to compatible wireless devices, such as smartphones.

There is no opt-out feature, either. The province is considering expanding the use of Alert Ready beyond tsunamis to include other hazards and emergencies.

Depending on your service provider, the alert should appear on your phone screen along with a sound, unless your phone is on vibrate or silent mode.

Here are the times for tests scheduled for today.

"If you are driving, pull over, be safe and be prepared", the minister said.

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