Making an Emergency Call using SMS

The emergency SMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard.

How often are you in an area with little or no signal on your mobile phone, even at home this can be a problem, what would you do if you can’t phone 999 or 112 on your mobile phone?

Perhaps you can use somebody else phone, would you know how to use somebody else telephone? Find out now how to use somebody else mobile phone?

Perhaps your mobile phone might scan the area for other mobile phone network providers that will allow you to make that important emergency call on their network?

Perhaps we could send an message to the emergency services, even when we don’t have enough phone coverage to make a call?

 

You will need to register your mobile before using the emergency SMS service.

NEW SMS MESSAGE

TYPE REGISTER AND SEND TO 999

You should get an instant reply saying that your mobile phone number is now registered to send emergency texts (SMS) to the emergency services.

When could I text to the emergency services?

Life is at risk;

Someone is injured or threatened;

Person committing crime is near;

There is a fire or people trapped;

You need an ambulance urgently;

Someone is in trouble, or missing, at sea,

Someone is in trouble on the cliffs or on the shoreline.

 

REGISTER TO TODAY, DOWNLOAD THE LEAFLET, MAKE SURE YOUR FRIENDS KNOW ABOUT THIS SERVICE, IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE.

emergencySMS leaflet

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