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Text-to-911 Turns Three

Picture of someone texting 911
Picture it: You’re caught up in an emergency, but you can’t talk on the phone. So you use Text-to-911. Hoping to give as much detail as possible about your situation, you attach a photo to your text. But that could ruin your chances of getting help. 

Right now, the Text-to-911 system is not able to accept emojis, photos, videos or graphics. So if you send an emergency text to 911 with any of those in it, you run the risk of your text getting bounced out of the system and never answered. 

Learn more in our blog.​​

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Video Description: Call if you can, text if you can't. Learn about Text-to-911.