some people reported that they did not receive the test alert.
On Sunday, April 23, at 3 pm, mobile phones across the UK sounded an alarm in a test of the new government emergency alert system.
The alerts are meant to enable them to reach out to residents in the event of life-threatening emergencies such as floods, terror attacks or other dangerous situations.
The test was sent to all compatible mobile phones that are capable of connecting to 4G and 5G.
When the alert was sent, phones made a loud siren sound, followed by a message.
However, some people reported that they did not receive the test alert.
The reason for some 4G and 5G phones not receiving the emergency alert test may have been revealed, according to unconfirmed reports on social media.
The reports suggest that the alert failed to be sent to some phones with network Three due to a network issue.
While there is no conclusive evidence to support this claim, the possibility exists that the Three network might have been the reason for some individuals not receiving the alert.
After some confusion, the company released a statement acknowledging that some users had reported their phones did not display the message.
Three confirmed that they are working with the government to ensure that this does not happen when the alert system is eventually introduced.
Additionally, it is possible that the alert did not reach some people due to their phones being connected to a network other than 4G or 5G.
The alert is dependent on towers that are capable of supporting 4G and 5G connections.
If someone’s phone was only connected at 3G at the time the test alert was sent, they would not have been able to receive it.
Another possible reason why individuals did not receive the emergency alert on their phones is that the emergency alert settings on some phones may have been switched off, preventing them from receiving the alert.
Despite being an automatic alert, it is possible to turn emergency alerts off on iPhones and Androids.
To do so, users should go to their phone’s settings, type ’emergency alerts’ into the navigation bar, and turn off the ‘Extreme Alerts’ button.
Before the test, the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden advised that no action was needed.
However, in the future, the “sound that could save your life” may be the emergency alert, he said.
Dowden, who remained in his role as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster after being promoted to Deputy Prime Minister following Dominic Raab’s resignation, urged people to “keep calm and carry on”.
Consumer group Which? warned that scammers might attempt to trick people into parting with their money by sending text messages during events like the test.
They cautioned that any alert that required action from the user was likely a scam.
While the government emergency alert system may have had some issues during the test, it is a significant development in helping people stay safe during dangerous situations.
Efforts are ongoing to ensure that the system is reliable and effective when it is eventually introduced.