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Chat Mobility Partners with Intrado to Offer Text-to-9-1-1
Intrado TXT29-1-1 can save lives during life threatening situations when calling 9-1-1 is not an option
Chat Mobility recently selected Intrado to provide three-digit, 9-1-1 text messaging capability with Intrado TXT29-1-1. TXT29-1-1 is a valuable public safety service allowing all subscribers on Chat Mobility’s network to have access to lifesaving public safety services. In an increasingly mobile world, texting is a widely used form of communication. While a voice call is the preferred method of making an emergency call, the ability to send a text-to-9-1-1 can be an essential lifeline in situations where a voice call cannot be made safely. Text-to-9-1-1 is also a critical form of communication for the over 38 million deaf and hard of hearing citizens in the United States.
“As a wireless provider, we have the opportunity to give our customers a convenient means of communicating”, states Brian Spurgeon, General Manager for Chat Mobility. “The service will be available to the public as the local emergency response centers upgrade their equipment to make this complete. With TXT29-1-1, we are able to expand upon our offerings and allow customers the ability to receive assistance based solely on sending a text message. Because trends indicate more people are texting instead of talking on their phones, it makes sense to add this capability. We are pleased to partner with Intrado to bring this vital solution to our customers.”
For more information about Chat Mobility and its products and services, visit www.chatmobility.com
- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via Intrado, 9/4/13)