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How to do an emergency call

289 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2013 8:52 AM by wjosten RSS
Karl Pfeiffer (.at) Calculating status...
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Mar 1, 2013 6:27 AM

including the location?

 

 

?~ k.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,970 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 6:46 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    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.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,970 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    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.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,970 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 7:46 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    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.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,970 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    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.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,290 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    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.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,290 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    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.

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