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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,566 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Thanks for all the responses.  Now I'm  just not sure if it makes me feel better or worse. :)
    As I get older I feel a lot better about it, and NO I'm not getting into a merit discussion of the capabilities.  I just know that it makes me feel better knowing that if I suddenly wake up in the middle of the night with chest pains all I have to do is say "Hey Siri, call 911" and the phone charging next to me will get me though swiftly while delivering my EXACT location to the operator without me having to say another extra word.
    This just made me have a flash back to when Sam Waas described his heart attack. He was unable to move to get to the phone and when he did could hardly talk
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    Get a network that is E911 compliant. Just remember that if you do wifi calling, you set up the correct address so that if the phone dials it, they know where you are. 

    (Verizon) Our mobile network routes 911 calls to designated emergency call takers, often local or county police, fire and rescue departments, known as Public Safety Answering Points or PSAPs. We also provide PSAPs with what's known as Enhanced 911 or E911 service where PSAPs have upgraded their equipment. E911 automatically provides call takers with the mobile phone number, cell site and sector, and the estimated latitude and longitude location of the 911 caller if the PSAP is capable of receiving it.
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  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    CaliFFL said:
    I've only called 911 once to report a herd of horses on the road @ 4:30 AM. The operator knew who I was, but had to ask where I was. 
    I've only called 911 once to report a herd of yaks on the road at 4:30 PM. I carefully worked my way through them and warned 2 oncoming drivers with lights and hand signal When it was safe to park I called 911 expecting them to suspect a false report. Instead the dispatcher informed me mine was the third call in 3 minutes. The yaks are raised on a small ranch next to the road.
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