Learn what Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are and how they can help you.
WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS (WEA) INFO
In 2006, Congress passed the Warning, Alert and Response Network Act, which allows wireless carriers to broadcast emergency alerts to their customers on a voluntary basis. That way, no matter which wireless carrier you’re on, everyone receives the same critical information regarding disasters or other emergencies.
Read more about how Wireless Emergency Alerts work.
There is no charge for WEA and they do not impact voice, messaging or data usage.
WEA are enabled throughout UScellular’s coverage area and are broadcast to the affected areas. You may receive a WEA when roaming on another carrier's network that supports WEA within the 50 states. We cannot guarantee service on another carrier's network.
Unlike programs that are based on customer-selected zip codes, area codes or other designated filters, WEA are broadcast to all compatible devices within the affected area.
No. Neither subscriber information nor GPS is used to broadcast the alerts. Alerts are sent to WEA-capable wireless devices in the affected geographical area.
You may change settings within your device to opt out of Imminent Threats, AMBER/ BLUE Alerts, and Public Safety Alerts, but you may not opt out of Presidential Alerts. Refer to your device manufacturer's website for the full user guide containing operating instructions and information.