/ 112...How much of this is true?

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The Lemming - on 14 Feb 2013
Somebody sent me a youtube link discussing using the number 112 for mobiles in an emergency.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZv_8dABfU

I've heard of 112, but not taken much notice. So how much if any of this vid is accurate?

Cheers
Skip - on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to The Lemming:
I've just registered following his instructions.For more info
http://www.emergencysms.org.uk/

My phone is locked, and as it is a touch screen there is no keyboard to dial 112, however when locked the screen shows a emergency option, presumably usable without unlocking the phone.
crustypunkuk - on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to The Lemming:
Dunno if it's right, but it's good to know!
woolsack - on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to The Lemming:
>
> I've heard of 112, but not taken much notice. So how much if any of this vid is accurate?
>
> Cheers

What makes you think it is fishy?
Skip - on 14 Feb 2013
StuDoig - on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to The Lemming:
Can't access the link as at work, but my brother used 112 service when in france and their car caught fire. They were excellent apparently, translating for both parties and sorting it out pretty quickly.

Cheers,

Stuart
Philip on 14 Feb 2013
112 has worked since 1995. It's not *new*.
birdie num num - on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to The Lemming:
911 is better.
Jack B on 14 Feb 2013
teflonpete - on 15 Feb 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

Last first aid refresher I was on we were told we could use 112 from mobiles. The exact advantages I can't remember, think it might be something to do with any mobile using any network that has a signal in that area.
lithos on 15 Feb 2013
In reply to teflonpete:

112 is a synonym for 999 here in the UK (ie its the same). The emergency number/line
is separate to the std phone carier and you can use any network from any mobile
(if there is no coverage from any carrier (02, ee, virgin....) you cant call, if there is any you can.
Some fancy new phones (been told the galaxy)- dont even need a SIM which is smart.

the advantage is that 112 is becoming the std synonym across the world so you know what to call.
Works in all Europe (since 1991), and from mobiles in much of the rest of
the world (including from GSM mobiles in USA) - ie not landlines (yet maybe). Africa is a mess !

Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_telephone_number
shows numbers for all counties and where colonial influence is exerted


in other words that video is genuine - why wouldn't it be !
Milesy - on 15 Feb 2013
In the context of the UK though it makes out that 112 is some sort of special priority number that people in this country should be using which is untrue.

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