Did you know that any cell phone can call 9-1-1 in case of emergency? Even if you have a cell phone with no paid coverage plan, it can still be used. Keeping a charged cell phone on your person always ensures that you can contact emergency services if necessary. Keep emergency numbers in your cell phone so that you
Call if You Can, Text if You Can’t.
Hearing and speech impaired individuals benefit from Text-to-911, as do those who may find themselves in a situation where they cannot make a voice call, such as a home invasion or domestic abuse situation. Additionally, during a major weather event, the voice pathways for cell phones can become jammed, but oftentimes texts can get through.
Use Text-to-911 if:
- Unable to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner
- Hearing or speech impaired
If you are using Text-to-911 because you are trying not to be heard, remember to silence your cell phone.
For more information about Text-to-911 within Grant County, Wa, see Text-to-911 within Grant County at Macc911.org.