Wireless Public Alerting explained

Wireless Public Alerting (WPA) description and device compatibility list

Wireless Public Alerting compatible devices

Not all wireless mobile devices offer wireless public alerting compatibility.

As of November 2020, approximately 90% of the LTE devices connected to the TELUS networks are capable of receiving wireless emergency alerts. For a device to receive WPA alerts the following conditions need to be met:

  • Compatible LTE device
  • Latest OS software version for the compatible LTE device
  • The compatible LTE device must be connected to the LTE network at the time of the alert