When should I text 9-1-1?
  • Text-to-9-1-1 is intended primarily for use in three emergency scenarios:
    • For an individual who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.
    • For someone who is in a situation where it is not safe to place a voice call to 9-1-1.
    • A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speech.
  • ONLY text 9-1-1 in an emergency. Prank-texters can be identified and possibly prosecuted according to local laws/regulations.

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1. Can I Text-to-9-1-1?
2. When should I text 9-1-1?
3. How do I text to 9-1-1?
4. Is there a charge to text-to-9-1-1?
5. Can I text to 9-1-1 in languages other than English?
6. How will I know if 9-1-1 received my text?
7. What are the challenges with text-to-9-1-1 service?