turn off government alerts

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How do I turn off government amber or red alerts?
I dont' want this.  I did not sign up for it.  Humans myself included have survived for Actual Ever without this bs loudness and I have a rite to All Choices as to what noises my phone makes and does not make, thankyouverymuch.  It is not an option on my phone bacause of the "region" I'm in.  namely Canada and not the US.
Wtf, Koodo?
Anyone more computer savy than me (garden slugs included, I'm that bad at this technology) who can help me?
THANK YOU!!!!   :)
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Posted 2 months ago

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You can turn off LTE or turn off your phone if you do not want the alert.

Aside from that.....
https://www.alertready.ca/#faq
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Well, I don't think you could opt out: https://www.alertready.ca/#faq

Can I opt out of receiving emergency alerts on my wireless device?

No. Emergency alerts received on your compatible wireless device are relevant to you and require immediate attention, and government regulations mandate that all compatible wireless devices receive all relevant alerts.

Unlike radio and television broadcasting, which often has broad areas of coverage; wireless public alerting is geo-targeted and can be very specific to a limited area of coverage. As a result, if an emergency alert reaches your wireless device, you are located in an area where there is an imminent danger. 


They transmit the signals in various form, LTE network might be just one of them.
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Here's what I've got on my phone:
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Honestly I don't know the exact settings, we might need to see what we could do from the users. It might appear on some devices, I didn't see it on iPhones or the moto G device
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I dont see it on my Samsung S7E, but that could be because I rolled back my OS with Odin
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Thank you Helpful People!!
It is not an option where the Koodo and Iphone people say it should be...  :/
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Thank you, not happy.  You should be able to shut the sound off.  I guess my ringer will never be turned on again.  
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Dictionary and time zone settings are easily changeable in the settings when you set up.  It does not differentiate the phone.  When you go through the first time set up you can choose your country.   
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They will just send the alerts from that area.  
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I think it is tower based
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hmmmm, maybe that would work then. 
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Humans for actual ever have also survived without phones and electricity. That's not a valid argument. Why wtf Koodo when it's government required? What's Koodo supposed to do about it? I can still disable it on my phone and so can you.
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Wow!  That was soooo helpful.
If you can tell me how to disable it, please do so.  Otherwise please don't crowd the convo.
Thank you if you know how to do what neither Iphone customer support nOr Koodo customer support know how to do.  Otherwise, cheeky, I will chose my argument and decide whether it is valid or not and I dont' care what anyone else's opinions on this are.  I just Want It Off.
It is not government required if I didn't vote yeah or nay to it.  We aren't that fascist yet.
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You have an incredibly poor understanding of how governments and democracies work and what fascism is then. We are not a direct democracy. But I digress. I'm rather surprised that you didn't look at Timo's link above as it shows how to do so for iPhone.
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Those settings do not apply for Canadian iPhones yet. Hopefully Apple adds them in the future.
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Similar to @Timo's screen shots, here's all the related settings on my OnePlus 5T running Android Oreo 8.1 (OxygenOS 5.1.1):



I guess settings available will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer....
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Must be a Canadian OnePlus
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@Dennis there's no such thing. There's a single global model, other than what charger you get in the box varying by country/region.
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I thought there was basically a single North American Iphone model too
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@Dennis not much of an iPhone fan to be able to answer that one, unfortunately.