County launches texting for 911 calls [telecom]

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (outside Philadelphia) has joined the small but growing list of communities offering 911 service by text message, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Officials said the system is intended for people with speech or hearing difficulties, because calling is faster and more accurate.

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(article includes chart on do's and don'ts of 911 texts)

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