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Warnings by text or email

By text or email

Warnings for a postal code (in German only)

Don’t have a smartphone? We also offer text-based registration for phones that cannot run apps. You’ll then receive warnings as texts and optionally via email for one postal code in Germany of your choice.

Send a text to the KATWARN service number: +49 163 755 88 42

Katwarn SMS

How to register

Just follow our example. Maxine wants to receive text warnings for the German postal code 12345. She registers by texting the following message to the service number +49 163 755 88 42: “KATWARN 12345”

KATWARN via email

Maxine can also register to get warnings sent to her email address Maxine@mail.com. As before, she registers by texting a message to the service number +49 163 755 88 42: “KATWARN 12345 Maxine@mail.com”

Re-registering and unsubscribing

To register a different postal code/email address, she repeats the steps above with the new postal code/email address. To unsubscribe, she texts the following message to the service number +49 163 755 88 42: “KATWARN aus” (German: “KATWARN off”).

Status check

After successfully registering, she gets the (German) confirmation text and can also check her status at any time by texting “KATWARN Status” to the number +49 163 755 88 42.

Please note: Text messages will only be provided for locations and occasions where the competent authorities have officially taken KATWARN into operation. In order to register for the text or email service, a national mobile contract is necessary.

Please note: Text messages will only be provided for locations and occasions where the competent authorities have officially taken KATWARN into operation. In order to register for the text or email service, a national mobile contract is necessary.

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