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US carriers deploying text-to-911 service, get pat on the back by FCC

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Dec 2012, 02:41

The four largest US carriers have agreed to spearhead the text-to-911 project of the FCC. There were rumors way back in May that Verizon would allow subscribers to text for help instead of call, and now we get the news that the system will be deployed next year, with nationwide coverage completed by May 2014...

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posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:16 1

1. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

great news! hope it launches countrywide soon :)

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 11:18 2

2. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

very handy if you want to send your GPS location very quickly and accurate

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