From earthquakes to tsunamis, Alaskans are no strangers to hazards like natural disasters. GCI wireless customers will now receive enhanced messages through the national Wireless Emergency Alert system, alerting them to any imminent threats to safety or life.
The WEA alerts are geographically targeted text messages sent directly to customers to communicate critical, emergency situations.
This upgrade provides access to WEA service to more than 95 percent of Alaskans, including GCI customers living in remote communities that receive 4G LTE wireless service over satellite. GCI is the only Alaska-based carrier to provide enhanced WEA messages. Learn more about WEA.