The 911 button? how is it set up?
andreas at kostyrka.org
Sun Mar 11 11:41:16 CET 2007
* Charles McEvoy <charles at mcevoy.com> [070311 10:27]:
> On Sunday 11 March 2007 06:31, Clare Johnstone wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Just looking at the information on the Wiki about the hardware,
> > I got curious about the so-called 911 button. I am supposing it is for
> > emergency calls, but is my country (Australia) alone in not using
> > that number for emergencies?
> > Looking up what we do use, I found:
> > http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/life/community/emergency.htm#
> > <quote>
> > You can still attempt a normal '000'emergency call from a GSM mobile
> > but if you do not have reception, you can dial '112' and your call
> > will be carried by any available GSM network.
> > <endquote>
> As far as I know, 112 is the international standard for mobiles : 911,999,000
I'd assume that 112 will work on US GSM networks too.
Before any one asks, 112 is special on most phones => one can dial
these usually without a SIM card inserted, or even funnier, one can
dial 112 even with the keyboard locked.
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