Gov. David Ige announced Thursday (Oct 13) that Hawaiʻi has launched an enhanced 911 service allowing residents to report an emergency to 911 as a text message.
Accessed on 15 October 2016, 15:10 hrs, UTC.
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According to Thursday’s (13 October 2016) press release, text-to-911 can support plain text Short Messaging Services (SMS) only and is limited to 160 characters per text. Videos, emojis, and photos can’t be processed at this time. Callers mush have active wireless service, including a text or data plan. The device’s location service (GPS) must be turned on.
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