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1/7 When you call 9-1-1 with a smartphone the wireless carrier is supposed to provide 911 with your coordinates. However, the FCC allows carriers to *exempt themselves* from this requirement simply by filing a form. Think this does not affect you? Wrong! #emergency #dispatcher
2/7 All wireless providers are required to handle *all* 911 calls. If your own wireless provider cannot handle your life-or-death 9-1-1 call for any reason, then your call might be handled by a wireless carrier that does not provide your coordinates to 911.
3/7 The Colorado 911 Resource Center maintains a spreadsheet that shows the self-exemptions wireless carriers have filed with the FCC. Go to…, scroll down a bit to the “Outdoor rules” section and look for the “Click here” link.
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