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Prepaid and Non-activated Cell Phones

Did you know that by keeping old phones charged you can use them to call 9 1 1 even if it is not activated? Non-activated cell phones do not have a service contract nor an assigned provider. Prepaid has an assigned provider but no contract. Be aware when using a phone without a service contract (non-activated and prepaid), if the call gets disconnected, YOU MUST redial 9 1 1. Pre-paid and non-activated cell phones do not provide the call taker with your phone number. Remember — do not hang up until the 911 call taker says it is ok to hang-up.

Wireless vs Land-line

911 CALLERS BE AWARE of differences when using a Cell phone versus a Land-line phone. Wireless phones do not work the same as wired/land-line phones. When 9 1 1 is dialed from a cell phone the number and location are not automatically transmitted to the 911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). A cell phone 911 call is transmitted to the nearest cell tower. The cell tower then sends that call via land-line to the designated PSAP for that cell tower area. Remember — do not hang up until the 911 call taker says it is ok to hang-up. Lost response time can present life-threatening problems if the caller is unable to communicate where they are or where the emergency is. Not all wireless 911 calls can provide location information promptly and sometimes not at all.
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