Wireless Emergency Alerts

To find out if your mobile device is capable of receiving WEA alerts, contact your mobile device carrier or visit CTIA The Wireless Association

Consumers may opt out of receiving Imminent Threat and Amber Alert messages. Per the WARN Act of 1996, Congress said that no consumer could opt out of Presidential Alerts. The directions for opting out of Imminent Threat and Amber Alerts varies by service provider. Please see the below links to your service provider for specific instructions.


Verizon Wireless

Sprint Nextel Corporation

T-Mobile USA

U.S. Cellular

For more information about Wireless Emergency Alerts, read the WEA Fact Sheet. More information on WEAs can also be found at www.Ready.gov/alerts.