The screen shows a map and exactly where the call is coming from, the address and the name of the residence.
Should the caller be unable to speak, get confused or not know where they are, the 911 screen shows EMS …
Susan Odom of Atmore, Ala., believes she would have choked to death if she hadn't dialed 911 on a traditional copper wire landline.
The am service features soloists and choral ensembles and is a favorite for families. "If you call 911 from a landline, you get several advantages," Odom said on her local newspaper's website of the 2009 incident."First, the call shows up on a computer screen in the correct 911 center.En español | More Americans are ditching their telephone landlines.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which regularly tracks telephone usage, says the number of U. households relying only on cellular devices for phone service jumped to more than 35 percent by the first half of 2012 from about 20 percent in 2008.