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Alert Ready will hit your smartphone: Here’s what it’s all about

Millions of cellphones, tablets and other portable devices will sound off across the country next week to test Canada’s new public emergency alert system.

The country’s broadcast and telecom regulator says the tests will be carried out Monday, May 7, in Ontario and Quebec and on Wednesday, May 9, in the rest of the country. For more information on test times, check

Test signals will go to every mobile device connected to an LTE network and will also be aired on TV and radio stations in the same regions.

About Alert Ready

Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. The Alert Ready system is developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Weather Network and the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers, to ensure you receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe.

Read entire article Cellphones, tablets to sound off across Canada next week for emergency alert testing | Global News

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