Comments: It's true...

You didn't miss much. A few beeps and a message on the screen.

Posted by Caroline Greenwell on 23 April, 2023 at 7:41 PM

Nobody on smarty/three got it either...

Posted by Sue on 24 April, 2023 at 8:35 AM

We're on Giffgaff/O2.

Posted by Blue Witch on 24 April, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Is there somewhere to report that one didn't get the message?

Posted by Blue Witch on 24 April, 2023 at 10:32 AM

Apparently it's 'being looked into'. Can't imagine reporting it will do anything. If you can't draw a willy round it, doesn't matter what it is, it won't be sorted.

Posted by Sue on 24 April, 2023 at 11:56 AM

You needed to have a "compatible device". See

Connected to 4G or 5G, running either iOS 14.5 or later, or Android 11 or later

I have two mobile phones. The newer one pinged; the older one didn't. My wife's did; my father-in-law's didn't.

This is why we have tests. But if the idea was to get an urgent safety message to everyone at once, it was decidedly patchy at best.

Posted by Andrew on 24 April, 2023 at 1:14 PM

Although - on the bright side (for those of a certain age) - does this mean that we're free men (and women) - not a number....

Posted by Sue on 24 April, 2023 at 1:15 PM

We're on Smarty in Norwich (well into 5G) and didn't get it either. I've looked for somewhere to report this, but not found anything.

Posted by Tim W. on 25 April, 2023 at 7:54 AM

Nor me Tim.

What is the point of a 'trial' if people who don't receive a message can't report it?

'They' can have absolutely no idea what the coverage is, across all areas, network by network.

In populated areas, news about potentially fatal situations will naturally quickly spread like... erm... wildfire, whereas in unpopulated areas, a calamitous event would have happened before anyone knew anything about it.

Posted by Blue Witch on 25 April, 2023 at 9:16 AM

Apparently, the whole alert thingy was run by Infosys. Founded by Rishi's dad-in-law. And Contracts Finder, the government’s own database of public sector tenders and contracts, has shown the company has been involved in £172m worth of public sector contracts... Definitely not a conflict of interest.

Posted by Sue on 25 April, 2023 at 11:57 AM

My vibrate alert was not over-written with a loud alarm, and it arrived early at 2.59pm. Mother-in-laws phone also vibrated at 2.59pm. Father-in-laws made them both jump out of their skin. He does have his sounds on LOUD though, as he is hard of hearing. All a bit patchy.

Posted by Darren on 25 April, 2023 at 3:49 PM

I'm on Giffgaff and got it (at 2:59). Obviously in a much more populated area than you though.
As I was in the garden and only came in to hear the last few seconds I didn't jump at all :)

Posted by GoodTwin on 25 April, 2023 at 5:16 PM