Taste mobile alarm NL-Alert fails to all users – update




A test with the mobile alarm NL-Alert Monday afternoon for some users failed. As with previous testing, it seems that some of those who did have the phone set has not gotten the message precisely control.

It is still unknown how much, why and which users have not received the test message, if it appears on the basis of responses to include Twitter and GoT that more people have received the test message than last time. How many people have received the message only appears in a few months. The responsible ministry has recourse TNS Nipo study on how many people received the message, but the results follow until August.

NL-Alert does not yet work on all networks. The 4G networks of T-Mobile and Vodafone are not suitable, while KPN Monday was only ready to send the message to some of its 4G customers. There are a total of over four million devices with 4G in circulation.

As of December 1, the government required providers to transmit NL-Alert over any network. Then all providers must be able to send messages to all networks. NL-Alert will be especially important because the government intends to remove the conventional air alarms over several years and not replaced, so NL-Alert is the primary way to warn people.

The government has for several years engaged in NL-Alert. The system works via cell broadcasts and not through the regular channels on the network. Consequently it also works as networks are overloaded. However, in many cases, users must set their device to receive emergency notifications.

En-Alert KPN Vodafone T-Mobile Tele2
2g Yes Yes Yes Yes
3g Yes Yes Yes Yes
4g Partially No No Unknown
Update, 17:16: Enquiry with Sony Mobile shows that it is still unclear what about the reports of people who experience difficulties with NL-Alert. The company is investigating the reports. Sony advises users to contact problems through Twitter .


Did you have the NL-Alert? If you do not know which network you were just connected, it is better not to fill out the poll 🙂

Yes, and I sat on 2G or 3G

No, and I sat on 2G or 3G

Yes, and I sat on 4g KPN

No, and I sat on 4g KPN

Yes, and I sat on 4G Vodafone, T-Mobile and Tele2

No, and I sat on 4G Vodafone, T-Mobile and Tele2
Total votes: 12,207. Participation closes on 22-06-2015 12:35.


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