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#288912 - 05/08/18 12:22 AM Re: Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys [Re: Roarmeister]
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Not the most auspicious start of testing, but I am sure they will get the bugs worked out.

In regards to reports that some people did not get the alerts on their phone. Looks like there was the main issue with the test itself. The other being what I posted earlier today, in that many people thought they would get the alerts, but their phones were not compatible or on a LTE network.

Remains to be seen how the next round of testing goes on May 9th.

Wednesday
Yukon 1:30 p.m.
Northwest Territories 1:55 p.m.
Alberta 1:55 p.m.
British Columbia 1:55 p.m.
Saskatchewan 1:55 p.m.
Manitoba 1:55 p.m.
Newfoundland and Labrador 1:55 p.m.
Nova Scotia 1:55 p.m.
Prince Edward Island 1:55 p.m.
New Brunswick 6:55 p.m.

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#288914 - 05/08/18 03:36 AM Re: Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys [Re: Roarmeister]
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Nothing on either of our phones today. We'll see on Wednesday.

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#288919 - 05/08/18 02:16 PM Re: Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
This could be a very good thing. The devil is always in the details, of course. But it looks like it doesn't rely on SMS (texting) or data services (mine is usually turned off). All it needs is an LTE capable phone and a connection to a tower.

Guess Iím in luck if ever in Canada. The new phone I got for long walks (because I never carry my largeíish, drop-prone smartphone) is a 3G/4G/LTE enabled (not smart) flip-phone. Excellent voice quality, ruggedized and easy to carry which is all I wanted for this phone. If Iím out & about and I need a phone, I probably really need a phone. With this one if I take a fall the phone has a better than even chance of still functioning.

Itís one of the many Kyocera models (depending on your carrier)...
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#288922 - 05/08/18 05:31 PM Re: Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys [Re: Roarmeister]
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Originally Posted By: Roarmeister
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
As expected, my phone didn't go off. The alert just came across my tv though. It was very clear that it was a test. Phew!


The test failed on Quebec cell phones. Apparently the sender of the signal to the cellular service providers didn't work; but the signal to TV stations did work.


My husband didn't get an alert on his cell phone either. This is a good reminder of why I'm so glad he's not in the IT world anymore. LOL!
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#288925 - 05/09/18 10:34 PM Re: Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys [Re: Roarmeister]
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Wednesday's test here produced unsuccessful on my phone. Many - but not all co-workers received the alert. A straw poll showed that there was a wide mix of phones and carriers which received the alert and similar for those who did not.

Testing disparity was reported in other provinces and early results seems it depends on the phone model and which version of OS software it is running when the alert was sent.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/emergency-alert-ready-testing-canada-1.4654888
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#288927 - 05/10/18 03:39 AM Re: Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys [Re: Teslinhiker]
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Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: Teslinhiker
Wednesday's test here produced unsuccessful on my phone. Many - but not all co-workers received the alert. A straw poll showed that there was a wide mix of phones and carriers which received the alert and similar for those who did not.

Testing disparity was reported in other provinces and early results seems it depends on the phone model and which version of OS software it is running when the alert was sent.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/emergency-alert-ready-testing-canada-1.4654888


Our office was full of the newest Apples and Androids both work and personal. Not one received the signal. It wasn't the carrier's problem.

The alert on the radio was 10 min. late which means that if there was a warning for a tornado there wouldn't have been any effective notice.

However, our 2-year old PROVINCIAL alert system also chose to send out a test alert. That worked perfectly so it appears the Federal system needs to work out the kinks before its ready for prime time.

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#288928 - 05/10/18 04:34 AM Re: Canada to finally get a national celluar alert sys [Re: Roarmeister]
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2656
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Nothing received here. So yes, many bugs to work out.

That doesn't bother me, though. I'm kind of old-fashioned, having grown up in the country, and have this habit of watching the sky.

CORRECTION:
Whoops, I spoke too soon.

DW did receive the message at work, but as soon as she silenced the alarm the text disappeared. I'm not sure if there's a way to correct that -- if I'm in a meeting when this goes off, my automatic reflex would be to shut off the sound in the quickest way possible.

I did not receive the message, but my Motorola is older and only a few iterations are LTE capable. So, it's probably a hardware issue on my end.


Edited by dougwalkabout (05/10/18 02:54 PM)

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