Ark-Tex COG Launches Text 911 Service

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A five county area of Texarkana now has text 911 service for most major mobile device carriers.

The Ark-Tex Council of Governments announced text 911 service is now available in Bowie, Cass, Morris, Red River and Titus Counties for At&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile customers.

According to KSLA News, text 911 messages are sent to county dispatchers. In Texarkana, for example, a 911 text message would be sent to Bowie County, and a dispatcher can respond via text and ask the sender about the emergency.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) updates and maintains the list of dispatcher centers (PSAPs) text 911 nationwide.

Access the Text 911 Master PSAP Registry on FCC.gov.

Learn more about text 911:

Cons of Emergency Texting Not Stopping Big Cities from Text 911

Taking Up the Text 911 Charge

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