Calhoun MI 911 not working for Verizon users [telecom]

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) - 911 service has been restored to many in Calhoun County.

People with landlines or any cellphone service except for Verizon Wireless can now call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Verizon users in need of police, firefighters or an ambulance should call 269.781.0912.

The cause of the outage was not released Wednesday night. Crews are working to fix the problem completely.

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Bill Horne
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years ago, Bell Telephone bragged in ads about the reliability of telephone service for emergencies, and how telephone operators would go the extra length to help a caller in distress:

LIFE 1966

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LIFE 1963 (two pages)

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(There were a number of ads like this in the 1950s and 1960s. Back then, the Bell System encouraged children to know how to dial zero-Operator in case of an emergency.)

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