WEA is a public safety system that allows customers who own certain wireless phones and other
compatible mobile devices to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of
imminent threats to safety in their area.
Appalachian Wireless transmits wireless emergency alerts throughout its entire geographic service area, but not
all devices are equipped to receive wireless emergency alerts. The devices listed below are WEA-capable,
meaning that they are capable of receiving wireless emergency alerts. Some devices may require that you
download software updates or change the controls in your settings to receive alerts. If you have questions,
please consult your user manual, or you may contact a sales associate who will attempt to assist you.
How to change WEA settings on Apple iPhone
How to change WEA settings on Android Devices
Notice Regarding Transmission of Wireless Emergency Alerts (Commercial Mobile Alert Service)
Appalachian Wireless has chosen to offer wireless emergency alerts within portions of its service
area, as defined by the terms and conditions of its service agreement, on wireless emergency alert
capable devices. There is no additional charge for these wireless emergency alerts.
Wireless emergency alerts may not be available on all devices or in the entire service area, or if a
subscriber is outside of the Appalachian Wireless service area. For details on the availability of this
service and wireless emergency alert capable devices, please ask a sales representative, or go to
Notice required by FCC Rule 47 CFR 10.240 (Commercial Mobile Alert Service).