Dal Alert is an integrated messaging service provided by Dalhousie University. More general information about Dal Alert can be found on our home page. If you require additional information please direct your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dal Alert will be used in the following circumstances:
Dal Alert text messaging is a short code messaging service provisioned under the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association ( CWTA ), Dal Alert should support all wireless carriers listed in the CWTA supported carrier list. In general, this list includes all major Canadian wireless carriers. (As of September 2014 Eastlink is now a supported carrier)
US carriers are not supported.
Dal Alert is a free service, including Dal Alert text messaging. Dalhousie does not charge
subscription or usage fees, and we have made special arrangements to absorb the associated
usage fees for our subscribers.
If your phone renders any part of an alert into a link, and if you follow the link, standard data fees may apply. The appearance of links in alerts will vary across mobile phone makes, models, software versions, carriers, and subscription plans. Dalhousie has limited control over the appearance of links, and has no way to absorb any associated data fees.
Dalhousie & King's students, faculty, and staff can subscribe to Dal Alert text messaging through our subscription page. ( NOTE: Your NetID and password will be required to login )
If you do not receive your confirmation key, you should:
After you complete the two-step subscription process ( submitting your cellular number & validating your confirmation key ) you will receive a text message and an email confirming your subscription. You will now receive important alerts by text message. To verify your subscription, at any time, you can use the 'test my subscription' button on the subscription page.
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) regulations restrict us from following subscribers across carriers. If you switch carriers, the next alert we broadcast will be denied by your previous carrier, you will be unsubscribed, and you will be notified of this by email. After switching carriers, to get back in the loop, you should cancel your subscription and re-subscribe, which can all be done at our subscription page.
If you cancel your wireless service or change your mobile phone number you should unsubscribe your former number from Dal Alert so the potential future recipient of that number is not unexpectedly pre-subscribed. You can then subscribe your new number to Dal Alert if you wish. All of this can be done at our subscription page.
You can unsubscribe from Dal Alert text messaging through our un-subscription page. If you are a current Dalhousie student or employee you cannot unsubscribe from Dal Alert email messaging. Nobody can unsubscribe from Dal Alert web messaging ( i.e. alerts posted on our web sites ), or other Dal Alert messaging platforms that are not individually directed ( e.g. campus displays, residence TV, etc. ).
Dal Alert uses a variety of messaging media ( e.g. email, text messaging, web, etc. ) to reach a broad cross-section of our community in a timely fashion. Dalhousie will also use other methods as appropriate ( e.g. radio, person-to-person, print media ) to distribute important information.