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Opt out of Wireless Emergency Alerts
If you own a WEA-capable smartphone you may opt out of Imminent threats and AMBER alerts, but you can't opt out of Presidential Alerts.
Get device-specific Wireless Emergency Alerts opt out instructions
To view opt out instructions specific to your device go to
. Under Device instructions select
Email & messaging
Different types of Wireless Emergency Alerts
WEA are free text-like messages delivered to your device. AT&T does not create Wireless Emergency Alerts. AT&T delivers WEAs on behalf of the state or local Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs).
Three types of Wireless Emergency Alerts
Imminent threat alerts:
Notify you of threats to life or property.
Inform you about a missing child in your area.
Issued by the President (Opt-out not allowed).
Last updated: December 7, 2022
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