Just hours ago, Alert Ready, the new National Public Alerting System was set to perform an emergency alert test to mobile devices across Canada.
The tests targeted mobile devices connected to an LTE network, as well as TV and radio stations across nine provinces and one territory. Today’s earlier tests followed a failed run that targeted Quebec and Ontario.
Unfortunately, tests across the west coast were less than successful and Canadians were quick to take it to Twitter.
Well that #emergencyalert was a whole pile of nothing in our office. A total of 2 phones out of 12 received the alert.
— Dance Dad (@hiphopdancedad) May 9, 2018
— Brittany Parkinson (@Britt_Parkinson) May 9, 2018
— Sam Reeves (@Xirconium) May 9, 2018
— Stephen (@Thatguy1612) May 9, 2018
Love when the #emergencyalert goes off on my phone and startles everyone in the gym 🤣👍🏼
— Raman Gill (@r_gill93) May 9, 2018
if your #emergencyalert test came up as a “presidential alert”, that means you’ll now receive all of Donald Trump’s tweets as he posts them in real time.
Actually no, it’s just using a U.S. profile of the exact same system. But still, #ObligatoryTrumpJoke
— Lirodon (@Lirodon) May 9, 2018
I did *not* receive an #emergencyalert. Is Rogers trying to tell me something?
— Susannah Tredwell (@Hannasus) May 9, 2018
#BritishColumbia is testing its new #EmergencyPreparedness #emergencyalert system today. We saw it via @Shawhelp during Star Trek Voyager but nothing on our @telus phones. I did get #spam calls on my mobile about that time, sigh. https://t.co/xJF9sBZ0NG
— Steven Rowe (@stevendrowe) May 9, 2018
— Kate MacMillan (@kmacmil) May 9, 2018
I have survived the #emergencyalert so am off to the liquor store. 😀
— sally 🇬🇧🇨🇦🍸😺 (@balisally) May 9, 2018
Well, I received the #emergencyalert notification but it appears many didn’t. May the odds be forever in my favour.
— Steve Shrout (@SteveShrout) May 9, 2018
— Rich Lonstrup (@rlonst) May 9, 2018
Didn’t get the #emergencyalert on my Telus IPhone so I imagine I have been chosen for the Hunger Games….May the odds forever be in my favour, I guess. 🤷🏻♀️
— Addaiya75 (@Addaiya75) May 9, 2018
Still haven’t received the emergency text message yet. I would still be sipping a latte at Starbucks and watching people running around! #EmergencyAlert
— Ron Cantiveros (@RonCantiveros) May 9, 2018
— Destiny (@DestinyTegart) May 9, 2018
#emergencyalert crap my phone went off , thought it was my fire alarm going off .
— Westcoast Canuck (@markglenndavie4) May 9, 2018
Tests are meant to find problems and failures, in which case, this test was successful. #emergencyalert
— Just Trudi (@Trudiagogo) May 9, 2018
— Jenn Wint (@Jenn_Wint) May 9, 2018
At this current time, there have been no notifications from the CRTC or any major mobile companies regarding the missed alerts.