In Emergencies, "Call If You Can, Text If You Can't."
Text to 911 service is now available in the Greater Kansas City metro area including Blue
This means the regional 911 system can now receive and respond to
text messages sent from individuals in emergency situations. This service is
offered to wireless customers with these four major cell phone companies:
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon; however; If your phone plan does not
support a text messaging feature, your text will not go through.
Text to 911 is still being tested in some regions and the use of emoticons,
photos,videos or copying others on texts to 911 is not yet supported.
Though this new feature allows for more life-saving options during an
emergency, voice calls are still the best way to contact 911.
When to Use
If you are hard of hearing or deaf
If you cannot speak on the phone due to medical conditions
If speaking out loud would jeopardize your safety
How to Use
Enter 911 in the 'to' field with no dashes and no other numbers
Give your address and the kind of help you need (fire, police or ambulance).
Watch for a response text from 911 and follow directions