how do you get the alert as I did not when others did at work today.

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Galaxy A5 2017 - SM-A520W
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Phone just needs to be on and on the LTE network.  But there has been issues/glitches with the alert all week.  So you need to give them time to finish this week's tests and then they will all investigate to see whats going on.  I didnt get my alert in Alberta either
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You can also install the Alertable App or use The Weather Network App to receive alerts.
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iPhone SE. I checked all the requirements. My husband has the same phone and he got the alert.
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Their system is in testing so it's normal. Might be the zone you were in, or the iOS firmware, or many other things.
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I wouldnt be too concerned about this.  It was hit or miss across canada.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/didn-t-get-a-mobile-emergency-test-alert-this-might-be-why-1.3923607
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I wouldnt be too concerned about this.  It was hit or miss across canada.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/didn-t-get-a-mobile-emergency-test-alert-this-might-be-why-1.3923607
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The A5 isnt a compatible phone for alert ready:
https://www.koodomobile.com/help/wire...
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What are the alternatives if your phone is not compatible. My family has Samsung Neo5's and a lot of friends and acquaintances own A5's?
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The Weather Network App provides notifications for each of the locations you watch weather. The Alertable App also works for phones not included in the current roll-out.
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Let's wait until Alert Ready announces the issues before you start changing phones.  The test literally just started this week so they are still investigating the issues
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Thanks, David. The reason I asked was we have the Weather N . App, and we did not get the notification. In fact, I don't know anyone (regardless of phone type) got the Alert message. I guess that's not surprising, as it appears the test was a big fail!
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@ Dennis, by alternatives, I did not mean alternative phones. For instance, the obvious alternative is to continue on without Alerts, as we never had them previously anyway.
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@stillgolfing, I received 3 notifications from The Weather Network and the AlertReady notification to my phone. Note that the Weather Network app does not notify you for Follow Me locations.
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