How will I know if 911 received my text?

A 911 call center should respond to the text. If text to 911 service is not available where you are located, you should receive a message from the wireless carrier stating that text to 911 is not available. Instead, place a voice call to 911; or if you are hearing impaired, text Virginia Relay (711) to connect to 911. Only text 911 in an emergency. People who send prank texts can be identified and possibly prosecuted according to local laws/regulations.

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1. What is “text to 911” technology?
2. When should I text 911?
3. How do I text to 911?
4. Where can I text to 911?
5. How will I know if 911 received my text?
6. Is there a charge to text to 911?
7. Can I text to 911 in languages other than English?
8. What are some of the limitations associated with text to 911 service?