GPS emergency call standards

Pander pander at
Tue Mar 17 15:50:35 CET 2009

arne anka wrote:
>> Yep, but there seems to be some international agreement on the
>> significance of 112.
> at least in all states of the eu 112 has to work -- the last member to  
> implement it only recently was bulgaria (see  
> though, in germany in future emergency calls are possible only _with_ a  
> sim card inserted  
> (
> inhowfar that is a way to remedy the alleged misuses of emergency numbers  
> seems rather questionable -- will probably kill more people than it saves.

Well it can go either way. Many costs are made when reacting to false
calls and less resources are available for serious calls. Also, who is
using a phone without a SIM card anyway?

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