Mobile Phone Alerts
Emergency alerts are sent out via the mobile telephone network, to all mobile telephones in a defined area. An emergency alert is comprised of a text message that will take priority on your phone. If your phone supports text-to-speech, you can have the message read out loud. An emergency alert is not the same as an ordinary text message.
When you receive an emergency alert, your telephone will vibrate and play a loud sound – regardless of whether you are on a call, have your phone in silent mode or similar.