NENA warns public against 1-1-2 rumors

03/5/2013 | Urgent Communications

NENA officials are trying to get the word out that social media posts suggesting the European 1-1-2 emergency number will get domestic callers preferential treatment are false and misleading, since dialing 1-1-2 does not always work in the U.S. "In an emergency, 9-1-1 is the number to call in the U.S. and Canada," says NENA Communications Director Chris Nussman. Some U.S. carriers will transfer 1-1-2 calls to the 9-1-1 system but not all have that ability, so there is "no guarantee that [dialing 1-1-2] will work," said NENA CEO Brian Fontes in a statement. Read more from NENA.

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