New US 911 system could allow text messages, photos & video

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New US 911 system could allow text messages, photos & video.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/11/OddTN.png[/newsimage]If the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has its way, U.S. residents will have a new ways to contact 911 in case of an emergency:  SMS and picture messages, and video calls direct to the call center. 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/new-us-911-system-will-allow-text-messages-photos-video-36960/](http://www.myce.com/news/new-us-911-system-will-allow-text-messages-photos-video-36960/)


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You still need to be able to identify persons needing help. Important information should be in the message, such as nature of emergency, location, and contact information. If it is a shooting, multiple texts to a location can alert police to an issue, however there is s potential for abuse from cell phones–particularly prepaid ones.