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Emergency Text in a Remote Area 6 years 2 months ago #10952

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I have just discovered you can send an emergency text in remote areas where you don't have a signal to make a phone call.

You can see the article here;

www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2010/11/18/sig...says-mountain-expert

It is easy to register, costs nothing and it could save your life (especially in our activities).

I have now registered myself.

:)

Ian
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Emergency Text in a Remote Area 6 years 2 months ago #10957

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Nice spot.

It makes sense, as you can get away with far worse reception to make a text, as evidenced by my not being able to make a call on my mobile in most of my house, but texts come and go just fine, if O2 'aint playing silly buggers.
You want me to go down *there*? On a bloody *rope*?
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Emergency Text in a Remote Area 6 years 2 months ago #10958

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Great info Ian. I've just registered & spread the word around my walking & mountain biking buddies.

It's worrying that this info isn't common knowledge (A bit like the ICE - In Case of Emergency campaign a few years back that hardly anyone knows about)
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Emergency Text in a Remote Area 6 years 2 months ago #10961

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Sweetie wrote:
It's worrying that this info isn't common knowledge (A bit like the ICE - In Case of Emergency campaign a few years back that hardly anyone knows about)

If I remember correctly, ICE started out as a hoax/chain email thing, but actually went into use as it was actually a damned good idea.
You want me to go down *there*? On a bloody *rope*?
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Emergency Text in a Remote Area 6 years 2 months ago #10972

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if you ring 112 from your mobile it connects you straight to the police hq with a triangulation system so they can pinpiont you
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Emergency Text in a Remote Area 6 years 2 months ago #10976

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Nice one Ian. Currently trying to register :)
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