If I received a text message about the upcoming test, does that mean I will receive a test alert or an actual alert?

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An SMS text message will be sent by wireless service providers to notify their subscribers of upcoming tests. Receipt of the message does not necessarily mean the device is compatible to receive wireless emergency alerts as alerts are distributed through cell broadcast technology, rather than through SMS text messaging.

Visit the Wireless section of Alertready.ca to be directed to your wireless service provider’s website that provides information on compatible devices.