Wireless Emergency Alert Capable Devices

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.

Below is a listing of the devices that we carry, and the WEA version that they include. The definitions below are the differences between each WEA version.

  • WEA 1.0 – Allows for a maximum of 90 characters of text only messages which includes text web addresses and phone numbers.
  • WEA 2.0 – Allows for a maximum of 360 characters. Spanish-language messages, public safety messages, alert message prioritization and consumer opt-in for receiving state/local test messages are also supported. WEA 2.0 supports all alert types, plus state or local test messages initiated by state and local emergency managers to test the WEA system to members of the public. Also includes WEA 1.0.
  • WEA 3.0 – Offers enhanced geographic targeting to notify people directly impacted by emergencies. To benefit from this geo-targeting of specific areas, you must have location services on your device's settings. You will only get messages if you are in an affected area involved in the emergency from the alert origination. Also includes WEA 1.0 and 2.0.
Make/Model WEA Version
Apple iPhone 113.0
Apple iPhone 11 Pro3.0
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max3.0
Apple iPhone 123.0
Apple iPhone 12 Mini3.0
Apple iPhone 12 Pro3.0
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max3.0
Apple iPhone 6s2.0
Apple iPhone 72.0
Apple iPhone 7 Plus2.0
Apple iPhone 82.0
Apple iPhone 8 Plus2.0
Apple iPhone X2.0
Apple iPhone XR3.0
Apple iPhone XS3.0
Apple iPhone XS Max3.0
Kyocera DuraScout1.0
Kyocera DuraXA1.0
LG G51.0
LG G62.0
LG G8x3.0
LG K302.0
LG K313.0
LG Stylo 42.0
LG Stylo 63.0
LG Wine 2 LTE1.0
Motorola E62.0
Motorola G6 Play2.0
Motorola G72.0
Motorola G7 Play2.0
Motorola G7 Power2.0
Motorola G Power2.0
Motorola G Stylus2.0
Samsung Galaxy A10e2.0
Samsung Galaxy A202.0
Samsung Galaxy A502.0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus2.0
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra3.0
Samsung Galaxy S103.0
Samsung Galaxy S10+3.0
Samsung Galaxy S10e3.0
Samsung Galaxy S203.0
Samsung Galaxy S20+3.0
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra3.0
Samsung Galaxy S61.0
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge1.0
Samsung Galaxy S82.0
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus2.0
Samsung Galaxy S92.0
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus2.0
Samsung J31.0
Samsung Note 82.0
Samsung Note 92.0
Sonim XP51.0

Notice Regarding Transmission of Wireless Emergency Alerts (Commercial Mobile Alert Service)

Appalachian Wireless has chosen to offer wireless emergency alerts, including enhanced geo-targeting, 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, including enhanced geo-targeting, 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 www.appalachianwireless.com.

Notice required by FCC Rule 47 CFR 10.240 (Commercial Mobile Alert Service).