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This afternoon at 1:55pm, there will be a test of the Emergency Alert System on Q101. In addition to the regular Radio and TV alerts, the system will be tested on cellular devices.

In order for emergency alerts to be received on a wireless device, three conditions must be met. The wireless device must be:

  1. An LTE-device like a smartphone (LTE is commonly referred to as “4G LTE”)
  2. Wireless public alerting (WPA)-compatible
  3. Connected to an LTE cellular network at the time the emergency alert is issued.

Follow the link to the Alert Ready website to check if your carrier and device are compatible: https://www.alertready.ca/wireless/