Get ready for a big alert this week. Nearly every cell phone in Canada will go off with an emergency alert at some point this week, but it’s only a test.
Alert Ready is the name of the new system, it has actually been in place since April 6th but it hasn’t had a dry run yet.
Ontario and Quebec residents will get the mobile alert system test alarm on Monday, May 7. The alert will hit every wireless device on an LTE network, including cell phones and tablet.
The rest of Canada will receive a similar alarm on Wednesday.
The alert could be a buzzing or disruptive sound that will only be turned off after the user acknowledges it.
Visit the Alert Ready website to check for testing times in your area.
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