Emergency 911 system revamp to allow text, photo and video

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Aug 11, 2011
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  1. The Federal Communications Commission has announced plans to upgrade the aging 911 emergency response system in the US. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski briefed members of the APCO (Association of Public-Safety…

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  2. CALLER: "OMFG! He haz NIFe! Wil stab! Hury! :("

    RESPONDENT: "What is your name? Where are you located? Please describe the assailant."

    CALLER: "Sarah *** / **** Blvd / Blk hoodie / wht mask / butcher knife"

    RESPONDENT: "Where is he now?"


    RESPONDENT: "Please remain calm. We are tracking your location via your phone's GPS. Text 1 for police, 2 for paramedics, 3 for fire. Have a great day. :)"
  3. 32success

    32success TS Rookie

    lmao!! but true.
  4. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Posts: 231   +14

    yes now we have even more ways the police can ignore our calls
  5. I'll buy a disposable phone and send pics of my junk all day long. Oh god.
  6. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    ^ did you not read the part about having GPS tracking since 2001?.. lol
  7. Don't most of these phones have the option to turn the GPS tracking off? I wonder if that feature is honest about its status. Personally I don't use a cell phone, so it is difficult for me to say.

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