Can I Text 999? And if I did, what would happen?
When you are in a remote location, you can text 999, you do need to register first though.
A couple of examples when you might find texting 999 helpful.
When you are mountaineering and your signal is very weak.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired.
What to do and what to expect
Register your mobile first
Text the word 'Register' to 999. You'll need to register again if you change your phone number.
Read the message
You’ll get an automatic text reply.
Please read the entire reply.
Reply to the message
Read the message.
Reply by texting ‘Yes’.
Get a 'success' text
You'll then get a text telling you that your mobile is now registered - or if there's been a problem…
When texting 999, what information should I include?
Create an SMS message containing the details below:
Include the service you require:
Need Ambulance, Fire, Police or Coastguard
Include a brief description of what has happened:
Casualty isn't breathing following fall
Include your location:
My What Three Words location is:
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