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Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Curiosities | 0 comments

U.S. can contact their emergency number with text messages

U.S. can contact their emergency number with text messages

The four largest operators in the United States, AT & T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile, agreed this week to create a service for your customers to contact the number for that country, the 911, by sending text messages.

It is expected that the service is already operational on May 15, 2014, and is part of an initiative called “Next Generation 9-1-1″ of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, to renew the ways in which citizens will request emergency assistance number. FCC’s goal is “to bring the 911 to the Digital Age,” as stated in the institution.

The idea to contact the police, fire or ambulance through text messages is no evil, after all, is not only beneficial for people who already forgot that cell phones are for phoning but also would be helpful for people with disabilities as deaf or dumb.

Link: Major U.S. carriers to launch nationwide service by texting 911 2014 (The Verge)

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