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911 Services Increasingly Available by Text Across United States

June 24, 2014 / Source: Disability Scoop

The ability to text 911 in emergency situations - as opposed to calling - is increasingly becoming more of an option. Starting in May of 2014, the nation's four main cell phone networks: Sprint, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and AT&T will support text messaging to 911. By the end of the year, the Federal Communications Commission is requiring all text messaging providers to support the service. The option to text message 911 provides individuals, for example those who have difficulty hearing or speaking, with increased access to emergency services.

For more information: Increasingly, 911 Available By Text