Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cell phones don't always provide reliable info to 911 centers

Telecommunications providers are not always required to use standard firmware in locating you when you place a 911 call, which can make it difficult for police to find you in emergencies.

The FCC has been criticized for not regulating 911 technology more closely. Users should consider using landlines if possible (which may not be so in some crime situations).

MPR news has a recently story on the issue.  

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