GPS emergency call standards
chris at csamuel.org
Wed Mar 18 12:28:54 CET 2009
On Wednesday 18 March 2009, arne anka wrote:
> well, it fits the wet dreams of germany's current top terrorists hunter
> (register everyone who buys a sim card) -- and there are no numbers
> mentioned of abuse.
In 2003 our local telco monopoly released numbers show about 70% of emergency
calls were not real - so about 7 million false calls to 000 (the Australian
emergency number) in *Melbourne* each year. That's getting on for 2 per head
That includes hoaxes, mistakes, fax machines (yes, really), unlocked
mobiles pocket-dialing 000, school kids, people calling 000 to report a car
blocking their drive because their local police station went to an answer
Chris Samuel : http://www.csamuel.org/ : Melbourne, VIC
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