Canada To Initiate Smartphone Based Emergency Alerts On April 6

If you have an LTE enabled smartphone and you’re in Canada, you’ll be part of a new emergency alert system that will go live on April 6. In the event of an emergency such as tornadoes, flash floods, and child abductions to name a few emergencies, a push notification will pop up on your phone. For what it’s worth, there will be no cost to you when that happens. And you won’t be able to opt out. Though I would think that you shouldn’t be opting out of something like this.

Frankly, this is beyond overdue. Other countries have had systems like this for years. Thus Canada is behind the times on this front. I am glad to see that this is finally happening as it’s going to help to keep Canadians safe.

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