What are some important things to know if you need to send a text message to 911?
  • Text location information is not equal to current location technology
  • Text to 911 is currently only available in the English language.  No translation service is available.  
  • As with all text messages, 911 messages can take longer to receive, can get out of order or may not be received 
  • Text to 911 is not available if you are roaming
  • A text or data plan is required to place a text message to 911
  • Avoid using slang, social media jargon or abbreviations emojis
  • Do not send a group text message - Text to 911 cannot include more than one person. 
  • Do Not Text and Drive!

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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?