Wireless AMBER Alerts Reach 25,000 Users


CNW reports that wireless AMBER alerts, launched a year ago by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association in partnership with the RCMP, has reached a milestone of 25,000 users.

The free service sends AMBER Alert text messages to a users device.

Wireless AMBER Alerts assist AMBER Alert agencies in providing the public with immediate and up-to-date information about a child’s abduction, and to solicit the public’s help in the safe and swift return of the child.

The AMBER Alerts service is available across Canada on Fido, Bell, Koodo, MTS, NorthernTel, Rogers, SaskTel, Solo, Télébec, TELUS, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and Wind Mobile.

To opt-in, you can text the keyword ‘AMBER’ to 26237 from your wireless device. Get more info at



  • Vikram

    Nice! just opted in!

  •  I think this is a good service. I hope something good comes of it. Have opt’d in myself.

  • Drocass

    Great idea. I haven’t used or seen it before but I would be awesome if it came in form of mms with a picture of the child with a small description. Great service

    Going to look in to it

  • Dennis

    I opted in.

    Thanks EX, excellent article.