Emergency use of a pay phone
Paul Ferris (paul_ferris@CYBRZN.COM)
Tue, 20 May 1997 13:32:45 -0700
> > Also dialing for Operator may not be much help
> > becasue chances are the Opreator you reach is not local and would be of
> > little assistance is getting you help. Did you realize that the
> > Opreators are being centrally located which is why when you call an
> > operator for help and you don't have an address or town they can't help
> > you?
> > Katie Davis
In a real emergency, a live telephone Operator (O) can and will help you
no matter how far the Operator is from your phone.
Given a little time they can also find the exact location of your (pay)
phone. How do you think they repair them and collect the coins?
(Cellphones are a little harder but they can triangulate the signal.)
In a real emergency, don't overlook the help a telephone Operator can
provide--no matter how far away they are from your phone.
As for dialing 911:
I once lived in remote area near an area code border. My 911 call would
go to the wrong county. When I asked about this the 911 operator told me
to just dial 911 and they would switch me to the correct county in a
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