What Is Text to 911 and Why Would I Want to Use It?

Text to 911 is the ability to send a text message (SMS) from your messaging-enabled mobile phone to your local 911 service. Texting during an emergency could be helpful if you are deaf, hearing impaired, have a speech disability, or if a voice call to 911 might otherwise be dangerous or impossible.

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1. What Is Text to 911 and Why Would I Want to Use It?
2. If Text to 911 is available in my area, what type of wireless phone or service do I need to send an emergency Text?
3. Is Text to 911 available everywhere in the United States?
4. How will I know if my TEXT to 911 message(s) was received?
5. What are the limitations of the texting service?
6. How to Text message 911 in an emergency?
7. What are some important things to know if you need to send a text message to 911?