Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

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Verizon has selected a vendor that will help the company deliver the ability to text 911 emergency services, The Hill has learned. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski commended the company for the move. By accepting texts in this way, in lieu of a phone call, Verizon could set the stage for those...
Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities
                                 

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