11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2013 8:52 AM by wjosten
Karl Pfeiffer (.at) Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)

including the location?

 

 

?~ k.

  • 1. Re: How to do an emergency call
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,765 points)

    Tap emergency call. Enter the 3 digit emergency service number for the country you are in. Tap "Call".

     

    I don't know what you mean by "including the location". Determining your location is dependent on the emergency services system.

  • 2. Re: How to do an emergency call
    Karl Pfeiffer (.at) Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)

    My location is dependent from where I have been in the early morning and where I went in the meantime.

     

    In large unstructured areas it is important for emergency service peoples to know where I am residing.

     

     

    ~ k.

  • 3. Re: How to do an emergency call
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,765 points)

    That's up to the emergency services system and whether they support location information from cell phones (called Enhanced 911 or E911 in the U.S.). There are multiple ways to do this with a mobile device, but it is primarily dependent on your carrier. Any cell phone can be triangulated using cell tower data within limits. Contact your carrier to find out if they support it and to what degree.

  • 4. Re: How to do an emergency call
    Karl Pfeiffer (.at) Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)

    In our country helping organizations have to contact police and they send a faximile post to an administrAtion to allow the carrier to give my position. This is in emergency a long time, think the evening is coming and the helicopter can not go to air any more this day.

     

    On the other hand, my iphone can express my position, some apps can show it.

     

    How to send my location for fast help?

     

     

    ~ k.

  • 5. Re: How to do an emergency call
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,765 points)

    The ability to do so is dependent on the emergency services system deployed in your country. Ask your local government how this is handled and if it's even possible there given the equipment they have.

  • 6. Re: How to do an emergency call
    Karl Pfeiffer (.at) Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)

    Tim, it is nice that you spend much time for me.

     

    I am wondering, some apps are showing my location like (exemple 47 48 17.69N 13 47 21.87E),

     

    I am hanging head over heels in my rope on a montain and should

     

    - fetch my phone,

    - launch a certain app,

    - tell the app to search my position,

    - notice it to a piece paper,

    - do a call,

    - read my position from paper, hangig head over heels in my rope?

     

     

    Is it forbidden? Or kept for a presentation by CEO?

     

    ~ k.

  • 7. Re: How to do an emergency call
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,765 points)

    Whether an app can determine your location has nothing at all to do with the ability of the Emergency Services System to determine your location.

     

    Talk to your government.

  • 8. Re: How to do an emergency call
    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    See if something like this is available in your iTunes store:

     

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rescue-button/id494995211?mt=8

     

    There are many apps like this in the US store.

  • 9. Re: How to do an emergency call
    Karl Pfeiffer (.at) Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)

    Thank you, I did know about some apps, though I thouhgt it would be a shame that I

     

    Have to

    - fletch my phone,

    - launch a certain app,

    - tell the app to search my position,

    - notice it to a piece of paper,

    - do a call,

    - read my position from paper, hangig head over heels in my rope and

    - spell it to the counterpart.

     

     

     

     

    ~ k.

  • 10. Re: How to do an emergency call
    Karl Pfeiffer (.at) Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)

    This one app, and may be others too, is the solution

     

    It should be delivered with iOS (clearly the pogrammers et al should be paid for their idea and work.

     

     

    Why did you know, what I want to have?

     

    Thank you very much, and think, better it would be delivered with iOS,

     

    ~ Karl

  • 11. Re: How to do an emergency call
    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    That app does what you want...all you have to do is pre-program with whoever you want to receive the alert, then launch the app & hit send.