How to Text message 911 in an emergency?
  1. Enter the numbers “911” in the “To” field
  2. Send the message from your wireless device
  3. The first text message to 911 should be brief and contain the location and type of emergency
  4. Be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the 911 call taker
  5. Text in simple words, keep messages brief and concise, and do not use abbreviations

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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?