To find out which phones get WEA alerts, see the phones that can get wireless emergency alerts section.
Wireless Emergency Alerts 1.0
These alerts offer a 90-character, text-only message, including text URLs and phone numbers.
Wireless Emergency Alerts 2.0
WEA 2.0 alerts can be up to 360 characters and include the capabilities of WEA 1.0.
Support for Spanish alerts is offered, if the agency initiating the alert provides a Spanish version in addition to English. To get a Spanish alert along with an English alert, select your preferred language to Spanish or enable the Spanish Alert option under WEA setting menu.
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.
Wireless Emergency Alerts 3.0
WEA 3.0 has enhanced geographic targeting. You’ll only get an alert if you’re in an impacted area specified by the emergency alert originator. It uses the location capabilities of your mobile device, along with the impacted area in the WEA alert, to determine if you’re in the impacted area. In some circumstances, such as your device location can’t be determined, you may get the alert outside the impacted area.
WEA 3.0 also includes the capabilities of WEA 1.0 and 2.0.