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Text Alerts

Overview

Get 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.

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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.

SPRINT CUSTOMERS:
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.

METROPCS CUSTOMERS:
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 webmaster@wbir.com.

You can also call 877-571-0774 for tech support.

Cancel or Modify Text Alert Subscriptions

MODIFY SUBSCRIPTIONS:
To modify your text alert subscriptions, click the Change Your Alerts link in the upper right of the form above.

CANCEL ALL:
If you would like to discontinue all text alert subscriptions, send the following text to 25543: STOP ALL


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