Thursday, May 15, 2014
You Can Text 911 In an Emergency Starting Today
It's OFFICIAL, You can now text 911 for emergencies:
Announced by the FCC in 2012, the service goes live today for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Using it is very straightforward. If you have an emergency, you simply text 911 with your emergency and your location, as you would if you were speaking to an operator. You have to state your physical address because, unlike with a voice call, call centers can't triangulate your location.