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collin1215
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Public Mobile has enhanced 911 services

Just got this text and I think it's pretty neat that Public Mobile has enhanced911 services. I guess if you want to read more about it. Here's be link from the text. https://www.publicmobile.ca/pdfs/E911_EN.pdf

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SD08
Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Public Mobile has enchanted 911 services


@collin1215 wrote:

Just got this text and I think it's pretty neat that Public Mobile has enchanted 911 services.  


Enchanted?  I wouldn't say there's anything magical about it.

 

That darn autocorrect, eh?  Smiley Tongue

mattdxb
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Public Mobile has enchanted 911 services

So, 911 services will be provided by fairies and wizards? Sweet.

collin1215
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Public Mobile has enhanced 911 services

@SD08 @mattdxb

 

Umm yes autocorrect is pretty neat 😛

MK78
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Public Mobile has enhanced 911 services

Hmm, is this really a good thing? I thought E911 has been sort of controversial, when having to do with VoIP...

 

Does this mean we don't get routed to the local area 911 dispatcher, but to some other E911 call centre who then notifies the local one?

will13am
Oracle

Re: Public Mobile has enhanced 911 services

I got the message too.  I think to myself, if I am in such a bad state that I cannot tell the 911 operator where I am, then it follows that dialing 911 could be an even tougher challenge.  While this is an improvement, it's value may be somewhat limited.

sheytoon
Mayor / Maire

Re: Public Mobile has enhanced 911 services

E911 enhanced positioning improvements are mandated requirements by the CRTC to all wireless providers. These are excellent changes that improve location capabilities for all wireless users, even in indoor/underground areas. It's not just for people who are unable to speak. Sometimes people don't know their precise location, or they incorrectly provide the wrong location to PSAP.

 

No need to connect to 3rd party centralized 911 call centre, which is the case for internet based VoIP 911.

Michael77
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Public Mobile has enhanced 911 services

I received the text message too. Hopefully I will never have to use 911. 

Wonder_why
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Public Mobile has enhanced 911 services

What is Enhanced 911 (E911)?

Overview
E911 is a service that allows emergency operators to provide better assistance to people calling 911 from their mobile phones. It provides
emergency operators with more specific information about your location and displays your mobile phone number to emergency operators.
What you need to know
When you call 911 from your mobile phone:
• Provide your complete wireless phone number, including the area code.
• Give your location and the location of the emergency.
• Stay on the line with the operator. Remember, you aren't billed airtime for 911 calls. If disconnected, leave your phone on for call-backs.
• To avoid making accidental emergency calls, don't program 911 into your phone.
• Remember if you’re underground or too far from a network antenna, your signal quality may be affected and you may not be able to
connect to the network.
E911 Service Locations
PUBLIC MOBILE E911 service is currently accessible in most of Alberta, British Columbia, the Greater Winnipeg area of Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec,
New Brunswick, PEI, Saskatchewan and the Greater Halifax area of Nova Scotia. E911 is not yet available in Newfoundland due to limitations with
landline network capabilities.
If E911 is not yet available in your area, you will be able to access it when you roam into PUBLIC MOBILE supported E911 areas as well as within
other mobile carriers' E911 coverage areas.
E911 Phase 1
Displays your mobile phone number to emergency operators as well as the location of the cellular site carrying your call. All phones and
smartphones support E911 Phase 1.
E911 Phase 2
Provides improved location information to emergency operators. While Phase 1 is able to give the tower location, Phase 2 can also provide the
longitude and latitude of the caller. E911 calls from mobile phones are subject to the same limitations as regular calls from mobile phones. For
example, if you’re underground or too far from a network antenna, your signal quality may be affected and you may not be able to connect to the
network. All phones and smartphones introduced as of February 1, 2010 support E911 Phase 2.
E911 and VoIP Apps for Android Devices
PUBLIC MOBILE is warning its customers of a potential issue with wireless voice apps that can prevent the ability to call 911 from Android devices.
With some simple steps, customers can continue to use the apps while still being able to call for help in an emergency.
An issue has been identified affecting 9-1-1 calling from certain Android devices with downloaded VoIP applications such as Viber or Skype. Clients
with these devices are unable to complete calls to 9-1-1 if they have downloaded one of these apps and have set it to ‘always’ in their device
settings, making it the default call dialer on the device.
In this circumstance, when a client attempts to dial 9-1-1, the app dialer cannot process the call, because for 9-1-1 calls the VoIP application
will revert back to the phone dialer to connect the call. However, because the settings are set to "Always use the app dialer" the phone dialer will
send the call back to the VoIP app. As a result, the call loops and the 9-1-1 call cannot be connected. The settings within the application must be
changed and 'Just Once' should be the default dialer setting.
How to change your dialer settings:
Please do not dial 9-1-1 to test your device.
To help ensure 9-1-1 calls can be made, it is strongly recommended that you remove the default dialer settings on these apps on an affected
device by following these steps:
From your Android device:
1 Tap “Settings” • 2 Tap “Application Manager” • 3 Tap on the Menu button on the device • 4 Tap “Reset app preferences” • 5 Tap “Reset apps”
NOTE: When using a VoIP app such as Skype or Viber, always press “Just Once” when prompted for use as the default dialer. This will ensure you
are able to successfully place a 9-1-1 call if required.
PUBLIC MOBILE is committed to protecting its customers and notifying them of any issues that impact emergency 911 calling from their PUBLIC
MOBILE devices.
The PUBLIC MOBILE team continues to investigate this issue. We are speaking with Google and they tell us this is a global problem and they are
working with these app developers to fix this issue.
What is Enhanced 911 (E911)?
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Text with 911
Overview
Text with 911 (T911) is an emergency texting service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) customers who need to communicate
with a 911 operator. It is not yet available in all communities. Refer to Availability section for details.
Registration, requirements and availability
Registration
Send us an email by visiting http://publicmobile.ca/en/on/contact-us to register for T911 service. Registration is free of charge.
Requirements
To use the T911 service, you must:
1. confirm that you are speech or hearing impaired
2. use a supported mobile phone (see below)
3. accept the terms of service below;
T911 Terms of Service
T911 service is not available everywhere. Government agencies are responsible for handling emergency calls, and not all of them are able to
support T911 service. For T911 coverage areas, please consult the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association website for Text with 911.
Coverage areas are approximate.
The T911 Call Taker will attempt to communicate to you via text messages in the language associated with your mobile subscription. If they
language associated with your mobile subscription is not correct, please contact Client Care. The agency handling your T911 call may not be able
to assist you in both official languages. T911 service relies on text messaging sessions initiated by the government emergency response agency
receiving your 911 call. The availability of text messaging service is not guaranteed and is subject to the Public Mobile Service Terms.
You must have an active Public Mobile account to access T911 service on your Public Mobile device. Each device on your account must be
individually enabled for T911 service, if the user is eligible. Please allow 5 days for registration to become effective.
Your T911 registration will not follow if you port your number to another service provider. You must re-register.
Availability
T911 service is not available everywhere. Government agencies are responsible for handling emergency calls, and not all of them are able to
support T911 service.
For approximate T911 coverage areas and further information, see http://textwith911.ca/service-availability.
Using T911
In an emergency, dial 911 on your cell phone to access the 911 center in your area. They will receive an indicator that tells them to communicate
with you via text messaging.
To dial 911, simply hit the send key, then the digits 9, 1, 1, and the send key again. You must ensure your phone is unlocked to return to the home
screen and text message with the operator.
Do not send a text message to 911. This is not supported and you will get an error message. You must wait for the 911 operator to initiate the text
session with you.
Do not end the voice 911 call. It allows the 911 operator to hear the emergency and also receive important information including call back number
and location information. When the emergency has ended, you will get a text message indicating the end of the session. You can then end the voice
part of the 911 call.
A supported handset will be required to use this service. The following mobiles that support T911:
Supported devices
Manufacturer Model
Apple 􀁌􀀳􀁋􀁒􀁑􀁈􀀃􀀶􀀨􀀏􀀃􀁌􀀳􀁋􀁒􀁑􀁈􀀃􀀚􀁖􀀏􀀃􀁌􀀳􀁋􀁒􀁑􀁈􀀃􀀚􀀏􀀃􀁌􀀳􀁋􀁒􀁑􀁈􀀃􀀙􀁖􀀃􀀳􀁏􀁘􀁖􀀏􀀃􀁌􀀳􀁋􀁒􀁑􀁈􀀃􀀙􀁖􀀏􀀃iPhone 6 Plus􀀏 iPhone 6􀀏 iPhone 5C􀀏 iPhone 5S􀀏 iPhone 5􀀏 iPhone 4S􀀏
iPhone 4􀀏 iPhone 3G S􀀏 iPhone 3G
Alcatel 􀀬􀁇􀁒􀁏􀀃􀀖􀀃􀀳􀁌􀁛􀁌􀀃􀀗􀀏􀀃􀀳􀁌􀁛􀁌􀀖􀀃􀀗􀀏􀀃􀀳􀁌􀁛􀁌􀀖􀀃􀀗􀀑􀀘􀀏􀀃􀀯􀁘􀁐􀁈􀀏􀀃􀀬dol X+􀀏 POP Icon
BlackBerry 􀀴􀀕􀀓􀀦􀁏􀁄􀁖􀁖􀁌􀁆􀀏􀀃Passport􀀏 Q5􀀏 Q10􀀏 Z10􀀏 Z30􀀏 Curve 9360􀀏 Curve 9320􀀏 Bold 9790􀀏 Bold 9900􀀏 Torch 9800􀀏 Touch 9810
Curve 3G 9300􀀏 Torch 986􀀓􀀏 Bold 9700􀀏 Bold 9780􀀏 Curve 9380􀀏 Pearl 3G􀀏􀀃􀀯􀀨􀀤􀀳􀀏􀀃􀀳􀁕􀁌􀁙􀀏􀀃􀀧􀀷􀀨􀀮􀀘􀀓
3
Manufacturer
HTC
Model
One M􀀏􀀃One S􀀏􀀃Desire 320􀀏􀀃Desire 510􀀏 One􀀏􀀃Desire HD􀀏􀀃Desire􀀏􀀃HStatus􀀏􀀃One X􀀏􀀃Hero􀀏􀀃7 Surround􀀏 One V􀀏 Amaze 4G􀀏􀀃
One S􀀏 One X+􀀏 Desire 601􀀏􀀃􀀲􀁑􀁈􀀰􀀜􀀏􀀃􀀳􀁌􀁛􀁈􀁏􀀏􀀃􀀳􀁌􀁛􀁈􀁏􀀃􀀻􀀯
Huawei 􀀱􀁈􀁛􀁘􀁖􀀃􀀙􀀳􀀏􀀃􀀃Ascend Y330􀀏􀀃Y210
INQ Cloud Touch
LG A1􀀏􀀃 Optimus G􀀋􀀨973􀀌􀀏􀀃 Nexus 4􀀋E960􀀌􀀏 Shine Plus with Google􀀋C710h􀀌􀀏 Optimus 7􀀋E900h􀀌􀀏 Optimus Black􀀋P970g􀀌
Optimus Chat􀀋C555􀀌􀀏 Optimus LTE􀀋P935􀀌􀀏 Optimus One􀀋P500h􀀌􀀏 Optimus L3􀀋E400b􀀌􀀏 Nexus 5􀀏 􀀱􀁈􀁛􀁘􀁖􀀃 􀀘􀀻􀀏 Cookie
Plus􀀋GS500g􀀌􀀏 New Chocolate􀀋BL40􀀌􀀏 A341􀀏 LMadison􀀏􀀃􀀥􀁕􀁈􀁈􀁝􀁈􀀋􀀪􀀺􀀘􀀕􀀘􀀪􀀃􀀬􀀴􀀃􀀐􀀃􀀪􀀺􀀛􀀕􀀘􀀌􀀏􀀃􀀪􀀖􀀏􀀃 􀀮􀀗􀀏􀀃􀀻􀀳􀁒􀁚􀁈􀁕􀀏􀀃􀀪􀀗􀀏􀀃􀀪􀀘􀀏􀀃
Motorola 􀀰􀁒􀁗􀁒􀀃􀀻􀀃􀀳􀁏􀁄􀁜􀀏􀀃􀀰􀁒􀁗􀁒􀀃􀀪􀀗􀀃􀀳􀁏􀁘􀁖􀀏􀀃􀀰􀁒􀁗􀁒􀀃􀀽􀀃􀀳􀁏􀁄􀁜􀀏􀀃􀀰􀁒􀁗􀁒􀀃􀀽􀀏􀀃􀀰􀁒􀁗􀁒􀀃􀀪􀀃􀀳􀁏􀁄􀁜􀀏􀀃Moto G􀀃􀀋􀀪􀁈􀁑􀁈􀁕􀁄􀁗􀁌􀁒􀁑􀀃􀀕􀀃􀁒􀁕􀀃􀀖􀀌􀀏 Nexus 6􀀏 Moto X (2nd Generation)􀀏
Milestone􀀏 Charm􀀏 ES405B􀀏 Defy􀀏 Backflip􀀏 KEY – EX225
Nokia C3-01􀀏 􀀯􀁘􀁐􀁌􀁄􀀃􀀗􀀖􀀘􀀏􀀃􀀯􀁘􀁐􀁌􀁄􀀃􀀘􀀕􀀓􀀏􀀃􀀯􀁘􀁐􀁌􀁄􀀃􀀙􀀔􀀓􀀏􀀃Lumia 62􀀓􀀏 Lumia 625􀀏 􀀯􀁘􀁐􀁌􀁄􀀃􀀛􀀓􀀓􀀏􀀃􀀯􀁘􀁐􀁌􀁄􀀃􀀔􀀓􀀕􀀓􀀏􀀃NE71􀀏 NE72􀀏 N3710
Samsung 􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃􀀤􀀘􀀏􀀃􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃􀀭􀀔􀀏􀀃􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃􀀭􀀖􀀏􀀃􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃􀀰􀁈􀁊􀁄􀀏􀀃􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃􀀱􀁒􀁗􀁈􀀏􀀃􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃􀀱􀁒􀁗􀁈􀀃􀀕􀀃􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃􀀱􀁒􀁗􀁈􀀃􀀖􀀏􀀃􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃􀀱􀁒􀁗􀁈􀀃􀀗􀀏􀀃􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃􀀱􀁒􀁗􀁈􀀃􀀘􀀏􀀃􀀪􀁄􀁏􀁄􀁛􀁜􀀃
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Watoko
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Public Mobile has enhanced 911 services


@Wonder_why

 


Appreciate the copy pasta for easy read, but we can all go to the link ourselves.

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