To determine your cell phone’s compatibility, select your Wireless Carrier:
|PC Mobile (Prepaid)
In addition to television and radio, Alert Ready sends life-threatening emergency alerts to cell phones and wireless devices that are compatible with Wireless Public Alerting (WPA). For emergency alerts to be received on a wireless device, three conditions must be met. The wireless device must be:
- A wireless public alerting (WPA) compatible device, like a smartphone, capable of connecting to an LTE network (LTE is commonly referred to as “4G LTE”); and
- Equipped with the latest version of its operating software; and
- Connected to an LTE cellular network at the time the emergency alert is issued or joins the network while the alert is still active.
If you hear this distinctive tone on television, radio or on your wireless device, please pay attention and take action right away.
Notice for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or partially sighted: Alternate formats of the alerts may be issued, however, not every alerting authority or device has the capability to produce or receive these formats. Broadcasters may use text-to-speech software to create an audio version of an alert message. Emergency alerts may be read to the recipient if your device supports this feature. The vibration feature that accompanies emergency alerts is available to alert Canadians. Please contact your wireless provider for more services which may be available to you.