Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test

mike.lyon at gmail.com mike.lyon at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 19:53:57 UTC 2018

Iphone, vzw, silicon valley, rcvd.

Interesting question though... I wonder if people on micro-cells and/or wifi calling don’t get the alerts. That would be extremely dumb and irresponsible of the cell phone carriers, so its likely the case :)

In rural America where cell coverage may not exist but the customer may have PTMP wireless internet and is using a microcell and/or wifi calling over the internet, if they dont get the alert, that could be catastrophic. Something along the lines of the Santa Rosa, CA fires catastrophic.

I wonder if that is the case.


> On Oct 3, 2018, at 12:28, Chaim Rieger <chaim.rieger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Asked co-workers that are on att and about half say they didn't get it. 
>> On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 12:26 Milt Aitken <milt at net2atlanta.com> wrote:
>> I got it on a Verizon Android.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Andy Ringsmuth
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:53 PM
>> To: nanog at nanog.org
>> Subject: Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test
>> Did anyone on AT&T or an iPhone receive the test today? I believe it was supposed to happen at 2:18 EDT, followed by one on broadcast radio at 2:20 EDT.
>> I’m in CDT, so 1:18 and 1:20 p.m. CDT.
>> Message was heard on my desk radio at 1:21:35 p.m. CDT but as of the sending of this at 1:52 p.m. CDT, nothing on phones. I have an office full of AT&T iPhones and not a single one of them alerted.
>> FEMA says https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test
>> "Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once."
>> My wife, with a Sprint iPhone, received the test.
>> ----
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