EMERGENCY USE of Phone CALL vs TEXTing

by: Lloyd Avery
posted: 10/29/12

Emergencies like the one the Northeast is beginning to experience now consumes almost all available channels to complete connections. 

Everyone has needs they feel are important. You are reading this aren't you? And I have taken the time to write it.

IF you have a serious urgent need for help or need a timely answer, CALL the party and speak with them or leave a message on their service. We call this a phone CALL. Simple, direct.

A TEXT may or may NOT be delivered. During high use times, TEXT messages are delayed. Especially in times like a huge hurricane covering a wide area use of communication facilities, the TEXTing will lag behind and in some cases not be delivered at all. NOT be delivered. That is NOT be delivered. Read your service terms.

IF the TEXT message is NOT delivered, you will probably never know it. The service will certainly not send you a message. TEXTing is NOT handled like email. Not even close.

If you are hanging by a thread off a high cliff and need urgent help, I would very strongly recommend you use the phone in your hand to make a CALL and not TEXT.

IF I have to drive to the airport two hours away to pick you up, do NOT TEXT me to say your flight will be delayed. CALL me. Same device in your hand and you are using the same number. Call me!

I can talk and drive. I will not TEXT and drive. 

When the cell phone towers are overloaded, reach over and dust off that land line. I will bet good money that it will work.

911 cell phone calls go to the State emergency bunker.

911 land line calls are usually routed to your local emergency location. IF you have a cell phone and have made a 911 call, it would sure make good sense to give them your name and physical location. IF you call from a land line, they assume you are at your address the number is listed for unless you have a really really long line.

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A TEXT may or may NOT be delivered. During high use times, TEXT messages are delayed. Especially in times like a huge hurricane covering a wide area use of communication facilities, the TEXTing will lag behind and in some cases not be delivered at all. NOT be delivered. That is NOT be delivered.