What Up, Future? You Can Now Text 911

by 6 years ago


How many times have you been observing a crime in progress and thought, “I should report this, but ugh, I don’t want to have to talk to people. Fuck that.”

Well, starting today, you can avoid that annoyance when trying to save a life, report a robbery or prank first responders.

The service, announced in 2012, goes live today with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon in select cities (you can view the list here).

While this has some utility (I imagine Maggie Grace would never have been taken if she was texting with Liam Neeson instead of gab gab gab), I still like the comfort of actually speaking to a person in the midst of an emergency.

But Millennials will LOVE this.

[H/T Gizmodo; Texting image via Shutterstock]

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