View Full Version : Using sms to call the emergency services - sms 999

Ross Floyd
16-Dec-10, 09:10 PM
The emergency 999 service is now available using SMS from mobile phones.

Sending an SMS message requires less signal than making a voice call, so could be a 'option of last resort' if your signal strength is low.

Apart from it's design use for deaf people, it could also be useful if in wind/noise and a voice message is difficult, or if someone is in a vulnerable situation and needs to alert the police without anyone around them knowing that they are doing so.

More info and how to register your mobile here: http://www.emergencysms.org.uk (http://www.emergencysms.org.uk/)

16-Dec-10, 09:32 PM
You have to register before you can use it, but this is VERY useful!

17-Dec-10, 07:30 AM
this is brilliant, I will be sorting my deaf nan on this, thanks for the heads up Ross

17-Dec-10, 05:36 PM
Its so easy & quick to do, that even I managed to register my phone:).