Are other mobile devices (e.g. tablets) capable of receiving emergency alerts?

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Wireless service providers are required to distribute emergency alerts to compatible smartphones that can access LTE or 5G (cellular) networks. Additional wireless devices – such as tablets and wearable accessories (e.g. smartwatches) – may be capable, from a technical perspective, to receive some form of the message, but it will not necessarily be received on the device in the Alert Ready format.

For information on compatible wireless devices offered by your wireless service provider, visit the Wireless section of