/ NEWS: Friday Night Video - Emergency Number 112
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We've been chatting about this for a few days now. :-)
Yes, I thought the threads last week were a bit inconclusive, especially 112 vs 999 in the UK.
Yes, really good video. Some handy hints there.
I guess I'd better register!
So, in the UK, what does a call to 112 do that a call to 999 doesn't?
> So, in the UK, what does a call to 112 do that a call to 999 doesn't?
Absolutely nothing, in the UK they do exactly the same. 999 will also search for any network signal if your provider has none.
The bit about turning if you get no signal because your head could be blocking it also sounds like crap. So a phone signal can pass through brick walls but not your skull?
Of course it can pass through walls, as well as your head, but it gets attenuated. If you already have an extremely low signal level, that could possibly make the difference between barely a call and no call at all.
The advantage to using 112 instead of 999 is that becoming familiar with 112 in an emergency means you can use it anywhere in Europe and much of the rest of the world.
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