You can now text your emergency
May 16 , 2014
Some areas now allow AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon or Sprint users to text their emergency to 911 instead of making an emergency call.
This program by the FCC will be available to mobile users all over the nation by the end of this year. However, media reports suggest that the text has to include the emergency as well as the location.
"Always contact 911 by making a voice call, if you can," the FCC recommends.