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How to test my cellphone for 911 calls?

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I understand it is illegal to make a call to 911 unless you have a real emergency... and also that all cellphones should be capable of making a 911 call, even if they don't have a sim card installed.  I have a new one that came with a manual (as bad as it is...!!) that makes that promise.  Is there any legal way to test a cellphone to ensure it will actually work if needed...?  Seem there should be a test number or something for that purpose...!!!!


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Hey bearrfoot!


I found this answer from 911.gov. Looks like you can schedule a test call to make sure your phone is working properly. 

"Test calls confirm that your local 911 service can receive your 911 call and has the correct location information. Test calls can be scheduled by contacting your local 911 call center via its non-emergency phone number.
To find the non-emergency, 10-digit phone number for your local 911 call center, conduct an internet search for the non-emergency number of the local law enforcement agency. When you speak with law enforcement staff, explain that you do not have an emergency but would like to request the local 911 call center’s non-emergency 10-digit number."



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