Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test

Dan Lowe dan at tangledhelix.com
Wed Oct 3 23:48:34 UTC 2018

My wife and I, both on AT&T iPhones in the greater Cleveland area, received nothing. A co-worker of mine in Virginia got an alert, another in Texas did not. I believe the co-workers are both on AT&T.

I can't speak for the co-workers, but my wife and I do not have wifi calling enabled.


On Wed, Oct 3, 2018, at 2:52 PM, Andy Ringsmuth wrote:
> 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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> Andy Ringsmuth
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> andy at andyring.com

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