How does it work?

Wireless carriers will provide text-to-911 services in the format requested by local 911 call centers, e.g., through TTY, through Internet Protocol (IP), or other technologies. The carriers will provision the service based on the call centers’ requests. Text-to-911 service in Maryland is supported by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Users must be enrolled in a text and/or data plan to text 911.

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1. What is text-to-911?
2. What are the benefits of text-to-911?
3. When will text-to-911 be broadly available?
4. How does it work?
5. What are some challenges of text-to-911?
6. Why is text-to-911 important?
7. How do I text 911?
8. How do I know that 911 has received my text?
9. Is there a charge for using text-to-911 service?