Saturday, December 8, 2012

Texting to 911 Coming

Texting to 911 should be here by 2014. The FCC says the 4 big wireless carriers have agreed to push the service through next year with full coverage for it by May 15, 2014. The Commission is calling the effort Next Generation 911. Users will gett a text message back from the carrier if their attempt to reach 911 fails. AT&T and Verizon are already testing 911 services. AT&T has a statewide trial effort going on in Tennessee. Next year, the FCC will look at making it possible to send photos and videos to 911 centers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's great news, however, can I see the sources where did you get those facts? Other than that, this would be real great progress and using technology as it should be used which would help and save countless lives.