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.