No. The "tonal" alerts you receive on your cell phone are through a different system. This system will call your phone with a recorded message.
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The message is recorded at your local 911 call center. The dispatcher will record the message in the necessary languages. CENS now has text capabilities. You opt in to receiving text messages along with voice recordings. The system also has TTY capability for the hearing impaired. There is TTY detection equipment that will bypass the voice-recorded portion when a TTY or TDD is detected. If you are using a relay service. Messages will go to the relay service and sent to you via a video message.
Unlike a landline phones, cell phones and VoIP phones are not part of the 911 database. You now have the option to register your cell phone or VoIP phone with the CENS system. You will only receive CENS notifications based on the address you provide when you register your cell and or VoIP phone.