With the new Alert Ready test only reachng some mobile devices on Wednesday, the belief is those who didn’t receive it either have a device that is not compatable or not upgraded.
The province’s Commissioner of Emergency Management and Fire Safety, Duane McKay, said it’s key for people to remember this sort of thing is exactly what tests are for.
“I figure about 2/3 of the phones received it (the alert),” he said. “The rest will have an issue, perhaps, with compability, if it’s an older phone.”
McKay also said the province’s telecommunications corporation SaskTel is working on expanding their LTE network to fully cover all of Saskatchewan.
“This is all digital communications and LTE is a digital network,” said McKay. “Any of the analog systems will not be able to transmit that information. But, as I understand, SaskTel is work towards upgrading the system and all of these issues.”
McKay said if anyone has any concern about how the Sask Alert System will work for them if they don’t have LTE, they need not, as the system will work anywhere in the province.