Texting 999

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.

  1. When you are mountaineering and your signal is very weak.

  2. 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.