4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911 in push to improve US emergency dispatch system

  • by: WILSON RING , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 19, 2014 - 6:05 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

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