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Now You Can Text Your Way Out of an Emergency

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According to an article on the CellPhoneDigest.com web site, people who live in Iowa can now type messages to 911 and receive help.  I personally think this is a great idea and agree with the articles writer who correctly points out that there have been several high profile cases where people have texted friends for help and this system essentially takes out the middleman.  Of course it will also benefit those that are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Although this is only working in a very limited area, the plan is to hopefully expand this out to the entire nation.

The part I found ironic, was that if you don’t have this service in your area yet and you attempt to text 911, it instructs you to call instead.  Imagine being in a life or death situation and getting a reply like that?

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Daniel Black is the President and CEO of MobiMadness, Inc. Over the last 4 decades Dan has been an IT Director, Project Manager, Firefighter, EMT, and Army Staff Sergeant (retired).

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