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 123.0
Apple iPhone 12 Mini3.0
Apple iPhone 12 Pro3.0
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max3.0
Apple iPhone 133.0
Apple iPhone 13 Mini3.0
Apple iPhone 13 Pro3.0
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max3.0
Apple iPhone 143.0
Apple iPhone 14 Plus3.0
Apple iPhone 14 Pro3.0
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max3.0
Apple iPhone 153.0
Apple iPhone 15 Plus3.0
Apple iPhone 15 Pro3.0
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max3.0
Apple iPhone SE (2nd Gen)3.0
Apple iPhone SE (3rd Gen)3.0
Apple iPhone XS3.0
Atel R3Di Bright FR1503.0
Motorola G Power (2021)2.0
Nokia C2103.0
Samsung Galaxy A02s3.0
Samsung Galaxy A03s3.0
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G3.0
Samsung Galaxy A202.0
Samsung Galaxy A323.0
Samsung Galaxy S213.0
Samsung Galaxy S223.0
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus3.0
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra3.0
Samsung Galaxy S233.0
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus3.0
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra3.0
Samsung Galaxy S243.0
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus3.0
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra3.0
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 33.0
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 43.0
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 53.0
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 33.0
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 43.0
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 53.0
TCL Flip 23.0

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).