112 Mobile Phone Emergency Number

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  1. Richard W

    Richard W Read Only Funster

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    Hi Folks,

    This may be ancient history to all you good people who keep up with mobile phone technology, but I've just found it and it seems quite a useful piece of information.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZv_8dABfU"]"Help Me" The Secrets of using 112 on a mobile phone in an emergency/accident - YouTube[/ame]

    I did the 'REGISTER' thing and replied directly to the message, rather than on 999. It seemed to work and I got an acknowledge back.

    Given that this info is all for emergency use, I hope it is never needed by any Funster.

    Happy Travels,
    Richard W.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    That deserves Post Of The Year Award.

    Thanks Richard.
     
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    Sadly it is wrong. In the UK SIM-less emergency calls are not allowed...
    and other networks will not pick up your call if you are on a different Operator and they do not have a roaming agreement .... :Sad:

    Cheers
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Oh dear, the internet is a cruel place.

    What's your take on the Tooth Fairy ?
     
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  5. Richard W

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    Technological Limitations

    I find it works really well as long as I keep the string tight between the baked bean tins. I don’t use it in the aeroplane as the string tends to get wrapped around the propeller.

    Really high tech at this end…
     
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    Take the sim card out of your phone and it will display something like 'Emergency calls only'.

    If you are able to register a signal with any mast, on any network, you will be able to make an emergency call.

    This was true ten years ago when I worked in the mobile phone industry and it's odd that, even now, people don't know about it.
     
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    Maybe you are right - wikipedia says it changed in 2009! Sorry for misleading everyone, see here :RollEyes::

    Cheers
     
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    The confusing issue is that a hoax claimed that a normal mobile phone would connect via a satellite network for an emergency call.

    That wouldn't happen, but 112 or 999 will connect via any network that can provide a signal and has done so for a dog's age :Smile:
     
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    Use it when out kayak fishing if cant get signal with vhf radio {cliffs etc}.
     
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