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Man dials 911 with butt during alleged drug deal

08/12/2012, Talk about having a stinking problem – it seems that during an alleged drug deal, a man dialed 911 by accident using of all things, his butt. Yes sir, the part of your body which has one of the softest bits of flesh, and is used to cushion and...

Text, photos and videos coming to 911

08/11/2011, “Dial 911″ – that seems to be the standard operating procedure for folks who are in a tight spot, especially if you’re in a medical emergency or a life threatening situation and need help, pronto! According to FCC Chairman Julius...

Ooma VOIP service adds 911 notification

05/10/2011, One of the issue with VOIP is that 911 calls are not always connected directly to emergency services. The FCC site even states: “Not all VoIP services connect directly to emergency services through 9-1-1. For additional information”. Even if...

MagicJack accused of avoiding 911 fees

01/17/2011, The Kanawha County Commission in Florida has accused YMAX Communications and its subsidiary, MagicJack, for failing to collect 911 fees from customers and pay the county. MagicJack’s argument is that it’s not an Internet telephone company as defined...

FCC Proposes 911 Emergency Service To Be Updated To Support Texting

11/22/2010, The FCC has proposed some major changes to the 911 emergency service as it was stressed that the technological limitations of 911 can have tragic, real-world consequences. The idea is to bring the 911 service into the modern era by allowing folks to send...

Fix For Rogers Dream And Magic Now Available

01/24/2010, Folks who own a Dream or Magic will probably already know that there have been some problems with the devices recently, and as such, GPS had to be disabled on those phones. Fortunately HTC has come up with the necessary fixes for those phones, and the...

Rogers HTC Magic Also Yanked Off Shelves

01/20/2010, It seems that the HTC Dream isn’t the only phone on Rogers’ network to be affected by the 911 bug. Next in line is the HTC Magic, and the carrier is issuing the same warning to HTC Magic owners, recommending them to disable the GPS location...

Emergency services via SMS

09/14/2009, 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...