Those living in the UK might soon be able to contact emergency services using nothing but text messages, if ongoing trials prove to be successful. The service will target those who are unable to make normal voice calls to 999 due to a disability, where a voice relay assistant will speak the text message to the emergency service while texting back their reply. We do hope to see this effort succeed, where it will probably be a permanent fixture then by next year. Administrators of the trial are currently searching out a few thousand volunteers, with disabled users gaining top priority. All the user needs to do is send an SMS, spell out the required emergency service, location and emergency nature in event of one, and wait for help to arrive.
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