CRTC: Wireless companies must be able to send emergency alerts


petros
#31
Tests were ran last fall over TV and radio. Some cellular is still implementing it.
 
DaSleeper
#32
That amber alert was for a young girl named McCallum...
Wonder if it's any relations to a member that's absent on the forum to-day????
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+1
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

That amber alert was for a young girl named McCallum...
Wonder if it's any relations to a member that's absent on the forum to-day????


Boy. This one was heard by about 1/2 the phones at the office. Some got "Presidential Alert". Those were Androids. I still got nothing as did others. One thing is clear, you need iOS11 to get it as those with iOS10 all did not. But others with iOS11 also did not get it.


Some got alerts which recited the alert in english and then multiple times in French.


I did get alerts from the Weather Network, CP24 and the old text service which said it was no longer sending alerts since the new system replaced it.
 
taxslave
#34
I'm still quite happy not to receive the messages. Having managed to live on the coast for over 60 years without a Sunami warning I think I can do the next 20 the same way.
 
spaminator
#35
Alert Ready system to be tested across the county again
Canadian Press
Published:
November 28, 2018
Updated:
November 28, 2018 8:45 AM EST
A smartphone and a television receive visual and audio alerts to test Alert Ready, a national public alert system in Montreal on May 7, 2018.Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS
OAKVILLE, Ont. — Most Canadians can expect their mobile phones, televisions and radios to sound off today as the Alert Ready system undergoes a second round of testing.
Provincial emergency management organizations will conduct simultaneous public alerting tests across the country in a bid to make sure people receive emergency alerts and can take action to stay safe.
Test alerts are supposed to appear on updated and compatible mobile devices connected to an LTE wireless network at 1:55 p.m. local time, with the exception of Quebec where the test will be done an hour later.
This second test comes after Manitoba Infrastructure’s Emergency Measures Organizations said only 60 per cent of wireless users received an alert in a test of the system in May.
The first test didn’t sound at all in Quebec due to a coding error, which the system operator said was fixed within a couple of hours.
In Ontario, some test alerts were heard and felt on mobile devices, but many wireless subscribers didn’t receive any signals.
The CRTC requires 50 per cent of wireless devices sold in Canada to be compatible with Alert Ready, but the coverage rate should increase after April when compatibility will be a requirement in all devices for sale.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...e-county-again
 
spaminator
#36
Second Alert Ready system test better, but some still didn't get alert
Canadian Press
Published:
November 28, 2018
Updated:
November 28, 2018 9:19 PM EST
A smartphone and a television receive visual and audio alerts to test Alert Ready, a national public alert system Monday, May 7, 2018 in Montreal. It wasn't perfect but officials say the second test of Canada's new national public-alert system for mobile devices went better than the initial test six months ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
UNDATED, Canada — It wasn’t perfect but officials say the second test of Canada’s new national public-alert system for mobile devices went better than the initial test six months ago.
Mobile phones, televisions and radios were abuzz across the country Wednesday as the Alert Ready system sent test alerts at 1:55 p.m. local time, with the exception of Quebec where the test was done an hour later.
“In terms of how it went I would say it’s a significant improvement over May,” said Tim Warmington, a spokesman for Public Safety Canada.
“The alerts were issued in every province and territory across the country on TV, radio and wireless.”
Only 60 per cent of wireless users in Manitoba received an alert in the test of the system last May. In Ontario, some test alerts were heard and felt on mobile devices, but many wireless subscribers didn’t receive any signals.
The first test didn’t sound at all in Quebec due to a coding error, which the system operator said was fixed within a couple of hours.
Warmington said he doesn’t have data yet on how many Canadians received the latest alert. But he said you can be assured that it’s higher than last time.
“It was well documented the issue within Quebec, which has a quarter of the population right there. So just the fact the alert went out in Quebec means it absolutely will be better.”
An official with Pelmorex, which runs the National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination (NAAD) system, said the test was successful in every province.
“We quickly validate and disseminate these alerts securely to television and radio broadcasters and wireless service providers for distribution to the public,” said Martin Belanger, director of public alerting.
“We can confirm that the NAAD system, part of Alert Ready, worked as intended for all test messages today.”
But not everyone received the alerts.
On the East Coast, users reported varying experiences, with some people not getting an alert. One Newfoundland resident got the alert on her work iPhone, but not on her personal Android phone.
In Nova Scotia, some Twitter users reported that they did not receive the emergency test.
“I guess I just remain in the dark!” wrote Twitter user Suzanne Rent from Halifax.
Nova Scotia Twitter user Nick Yorke tweeted: “My phone never seems to receive the emergency alert messages. I guess I’ll just die.”
There were also posts on social media from Manitobans who said they didn’t receive the alert.
But the province’s infrastructure minister, Ron Schuler, said the test went well and virtually everyone would have received it, unless their phone was off, on airplane mode or had older technology.
“(Providers) felt there was a 60 per cent coverage rate (in the May test), just because there were problems with the technology, and this time around, the technology worked flawlessly,” he said.
Warmington said testing of the system isn’t done.
“You’re always testing it. There’s always room for improvement. You always want it to be better.”
With files from Steve Lambert in Winnipeg and Rob Roberts in Halifax
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...idnt-get-alert