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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Upcoming support for Text to 911 by wireless carriers starting May 15


Here is a great read about the upcoming support for Text to 911 by wireless carriers starting May 15.

Beginning May 15, wireless carriers in the US will uniformly and voluntarily support Text-to-911, a program that lets you send text messages to emergency services as an alternative to placing a phone call.

While carriers will climb on board, this just means they're making the service available -- the ability to text the police in an emergency situation won't work everywhere in the country the second May 15 rolls around. On the flipside, some counties have already embraced the program, usually working with a single carrier. Here are some important things to know about texting 911...

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