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More glitches for the National Emergency Alert system

10.05.2018 11:18
By: Frank McGwire

Significant number of cell phone owners didn't receive the alert

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - If you didn't receive the national alert warning yesterday you're not alone. 

In Manitoba, only 60% of mobile phone customers were notified.

Glitches for Ontario and Quebec were caused by a coding malfunction earlier this week.

Various reports in Manitoba suggest some cell phone service providers didn't have their systems set to receive the alert message.

If it functions properly, a high pitch sound similar to an ambulance siren will be heard on mobile devices.

Following the alarm, this message will appear on your phone: