Thursday, September 03, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
IBM and ARM Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery of Internet of Things
LG To Offer Amazon Titles In HDR On webOS Smart TV Platform
Qualcomm Details New Snapdragon 820 and Kryo CPU
IFA: Samsung Launches The "HumanFit" Wearable Platform
Panasonic To Showcase New Technics Products And THX-Certified OLED TVs At IFA
NHK To Showcase First 85-inch 8K LCD With HDR at IBC 2015
This Is The New Moto 360
Lenovo Yoga Tablets Feature A Built-in projector, New Phab Smartphones Look Impressive
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Mobiles > U.S. Ca...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, December 07, 2012
U.S. Carriers To Support 911 Texting Services


AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile have agreed to accelerate the availability of text-to-911, a service to allow people to send text messages to 911, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) said.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the plan on Friday and expects major deployments in 2013 and a commitment to availability by May 15, 2014. This agreement will ensure that over 90 percent of the U.S. -based wireless consumers, including consumers with hearing or speech disabilities, will be able to access emergency services by sending a text message to 911, where local 911 call centers (known as a Public Safety Answering Points, or PSAPs) are also prepared to receive the texts.

"Access to 911 must catch up with how consumers communicate in the 21st century and today, we are one step closer towards that vital goal," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said.

Text-to-911 will provide consumers with enhanced access to emergency communications in situations where a voice call could endanger the caller, or a person with disabilities is unable to make a voice call.

In addition, to help eliminate consumer confusion while text-to-911 capability is being phased-in, the carriers have committed to provide an automatic "bounce back" text message to notify consumers if their attempt to reach 911 via text message was unsuccessful because this service is not yet available in their area. Such a message would instruct the recipient to make a voice call to a 911 center. The four carriers will fully implement this "bounce back" capability across their networks by June 30, 2013, FCC said.


Previous
Next
Plextor to Debut Enterprise-grade SSD At CES        All News        AMD To Scale Back Chips Purchases From GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Samsung Launches Galaxy Muse Portable MP3 Player     Mobiles News      T-Mobile To Offer iPhone Soon

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .