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Dialing 911 from a Cell Phone

Dialing on a cellular phone

  • If inside of a vehicle, pull off to the side of the road.
  • Be aware that cellular calls may not always be routed to the nearest 9-1-1 center.
  • Tell the dispatcher your exact location, since cellular phones do not have address information.
  • Look for landmarks.
  • Stay on the phone until the call taker tells you to disconnect.

FCC Guide Wireless Phones