Text messaging could soon be the new way to call police in Britain

txtmsg.jpg In Britain, texting on the mobile could soon be the quickest way to call for police help. The Government has given the go-ahead for a new 999 text-messaging emergency line which will work in tandem with the traditional call centre.

... "For the first time the system will allow everyone to contact the emergency operator on their mobile phone without speaking.

It will also allow 999 operators to pinpoint the caller's location from the signals sent by people's mobile phones - potentially cutting bogus calls."

[via Spluch]

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Submitted by KatrinVerclas on Mon, 2007-06-18 06:47.