Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
WEA is a public safety notification system that enables authorized agencies to send text-like messages to consumers with capable wireless devices to alert them of emergencies in their area. Wireless carrier participation in WEA is voluntary.
Notice regarding transmission of Wireless Emergency Alerts (Commercial Mobile Alert Service)
T-Mobile has chosen to offer wireless emergency alerts within portions of its service area, as defined by the terms and conditions of its service agreement, on wireless emergency alert capable devices. There is no additional charge for these wireless emergency alerts.
Wireless emergency alerts may not be available on all devices or outside of the T-Mobile service area. For details on the availability of this service and wireless emergency alert capable devices, please ask a sales representative, review the Frequently Asked Questions below, or click our list of alert-capable devices.
Notice required by FCC Rule 47 C.F.R. §10.240 (Commercial Mobile Alert Service).
Frequently Asked Questions
WEA alerts the public about critical emergencies such as wildfires and hurricanes, major highway accidents, university campus lockdowns, and child abductions. Alerts are issued by, among others, the National Weather Service, state and local authorities, and the president of the United States.
There are three specific types.
There are three specific types.1. Presidential Alerts 2. Imminent Threats to Life and Property Alerts 3. AMBER Alerts