What are the benefits of text-to-911?

There are many significant benefits to text-to-911, especially in cases when the caller cannot communicate verbally. For example, text-to-911 is extremely useful for those who are hard of hearing, deaf, or speech-impaired. Text-to-911 can also help in situations when a crime is in process; the caller is facing domestic abuse; the caller is injured and cannot speak; or other scenarios.

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1. What is text-to-911?
2. What are the benefits of text-to-911?
3. When will text-to-911 be broadly available?
4. How does it work?
5. What are some challenges of text-to-911?
6. Why is text-to-911 important?
7. How do I text 911?
8. How do I know that 911 has received my text?
9. Is there a charge for using text-to-911 service?