If Text to 911 is available in my area, what type of wireless phone or service do I need to send an emergency Text?

Check with your wireless phone company. In general, you must have a text-capable wireless phone and a wireless service subscription or contract with a wireless phone company. You will need a “wireless data plan.” Remember, you can make a voice call to 911 using a wireless phone that does not have a service plan, but you cannot send a text message to 911 without a service contract that includes texting.

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1. What Is Text to 911 and Why Would I Want to Use It?
2. If Text to 911 is available in my area, what type of wireless phone or service do I need to send an emergency Text?
3. Is Text to 911 available everywhere in the United States?
4. How will I know if my TEXT to 911 message(s) was received?
5. What are the limitations of the texting service?
6. How to Text message 911 in an emergency?
7. What are some important things to know if you need to send a text message to 911?