Re: Emergency use of a pay phone
Erik Mayer (BSA113@AOL.COM)
Sat, 24 May 1997 02:43:59 -0400
In Los Angeles when you call 9-1-1 on a cell phone it goes to the California
Highway Patrol. There is no way for the CHP to locate where the caller is.
The caller has to give the CHP their location so that the call can be
rerouted to the proper 9-1-1 dispatch center for the area where the caller is
located at. Phone companies are currently trying to develope a system for
cell phones that will automatically route the phone call to the proper 9-1-1
If you call 9-1-1 from a pay or any other phone that has a permanent
location, it is usually automatically routed to the 9-1-1 dispatch center for
that location. The dispatcher also automatically gets the phone number and
address of the location of the phone.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City