OverviewGet breaking news and weather alerts on your cell phone.
How do I sign up?
Fill out the form below. A PIN confirmation number will be sent to your cell phone from 25543. Use it to log in.
If you receive the error message "Please log in to update your subscriptions":
It means the phone number is already in the system. Please click here to add or change your alerts subscriptions. A PIN confirmation number will be sent to your cell phone from 25543. Use it to log in.
Is there a fee?
WBIR does not charge for this service. However, message & data rates may apply from your mobile provider. Check with your mobile provider for charges and plans.
When will I get the alerts?
You will receive breaking news and severe weather alerts as soon as they are issued.
Sign Up Form
Problems or Questions?I'm having trouble viewing the form:
View the Text Alerts Sign-Up Form directly.
I'm a current subscriber. I changed my carrier but kept the same phone number and now I don't receive texts. What do I do?
Text HELP to 25543 and it will reset your carrier.
If you aren't receiving texts, "premium short codes" may be blocked. Contact your local Sprint support (*611) and ask about releasing the shortcode 25543.
IPHONE APP USERS:
There is an option for push notifications with the WBIR iPhone app. If you have this app installed and push notifications turned on, it may look like a text alert. This can be modified in your iPhone app settings.
WBIR text alerts are currently not supported for MetroPCS
I've read everything on this page and am still having problems with text alerts. Who do I contact?
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call 877-571-0774 for tech support.
Cancel or Modify Text Alert Subscriptions
To modify your text alert subscriptions, click the Change Your Alerts link in the upper right of the form above.
If you would like to discontinue all text alert subscriptions, send the following text to 25543: STOP ALL
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