Verizon is the current leader when it comes to text-based emergency services with mobile devices in the US, so of course AT&T wants to keep up. And so AT&T has announced it’s partnering with the Tennessee administration to take advantage of the state’s “next-generation” 911 IP infrastructure.
The trials are limited to AT&T subscribers in the State right now, and for those people, the text-to-911 process will be super simple. AT&T will send all emergency messages to emergency call services.
It’s just one state, but it’s a start. We will see how efficient this solution is over time. It’s a good endeavor. Hopefully it will save lives and work great.
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