Birdwatching
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Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:08 am

I was wondering,
What if there's a medical emergency, robbery, assault, fire, you name it... and I only have an internet connection but no telephone? What would I do?

Probably my best shot would be starting a NonAv thread, but the first 3 posts would be "Here is the room of those who care", by post 8 it would turn into a heavy Europe vs. USA bashing about who has the most efficient arsonists, by post 15 it would turn into "post a picture of your last crime", by post 22 it would turn into "It is all GWB's fault", and by post 35 the whole thread would be deleted.

So my point is... is there ANY online equivalent of 911 emergency response? And if yes, would that be international? Have you ever thought about the same thing?
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:15 am



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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:16 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Probably my best shot would be starting a NonAv thread, but the first 3 posts would be "Here is the room of those who care", by post 8 it would turn into a heavy Europe vs. USA bashing about who has the most efficient arsonists, by post 15 it would turn into "post a picture of your last crime", by post 22 it would turn into "It is all GWB's fault", and by post 35 the whole thread would be deleted.

ROFLMAO!!! Brilliant!!

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
So my point is... is there ANY online equivalent of 911 emergency response? And if yes, would that be international? Have you ever thought about the same thing?

NO..

The only thing that MIGHT even come close is VOIP services such as "Vonage" (Which I use) and they have e-911 service through bellsouth as of recently.

Best Bet: get a 'prepaid' cell phone and only use it for 911.
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:17 am

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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:19 am

I just used this in another thread, but this is far faster than using 911


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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:19 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 2):
VOIP services such as "Vonage" (Which I use) and they have e-911 service through bellsouth as of recently.

This is a GREAT AMERICAN thing!! Too bad you poor blokes in Europe don't have a clue.

P.S. This is all Al Gore's fault for inventing the internet!!
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:21 am

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 4):
I just used this in another thread, but this is far faster than using 911

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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:23 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):

Probably my best shot would be starting a NonAv thread, but the first 3 posts would be "Here is the room of those who care", by post 8 it would turn into a heavy Europe vs. USA bashing about who has the most efficient arsonists, by post 15 it would turn into "post a picture of your last crime", by post 22 it would turn into "It is all GWB's fault", and by post 35 the whole thread would be deleted.

Hilarious, and probably true as well!  laughing   rotfl 
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:24 am

Actually this prepaid cell phone doesn't even have to be active. They can't call you back, but any US cell phone can access 911, and if it's a GSM 900/1800/1900 or 850/900/1800/1900 or 850/1800/1900 can use 112 abroad, even without a SIM card.
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:26 am

Nicley done Birdwatching. That was pretty funny!
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:40 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 4):

Indeed, pretty useful in case of medical emergencies and fire.
 
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:44 pm

You forgot this one on your list of empty cargo bays and empty rooms . . .

May favorite:

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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:52 am

The garden hose is for fires.. and cleaning up after most medical emergencies.
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:04 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Probably my best shot would be starting a NonAv thread, but the first 3 posts would be "Here is the room of those who care", by post 8 it would turn into a heavy Europe vs. USA bashing about who has the most efficient arsonists, by post 15 it would turn into "post a picture of your last crime", by post 22 it would turn into "It is all GWB's fault", and by post 35 the whole thread would be deleted.

utterly awesome

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 4):
I just used this in another thread, but this is far faster than using 911

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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:30 am

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 13):
twat

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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:45 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 5):
This is a GREAT AMERICAN thing!! Too bad you poor blokes in Europe don't have a clue.

we sell this now at Staples ACTUALLY............ Wink
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:37 am

Quoting Brettbrett21 (Reply 15):
we sell this now at Staples ACTUALLY............

Yeah, but has the EU 'forced' Vonage to hook up to the EU version of 911?
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:26 am

But back to the topic... wouldn't it be rather easy (and potentially save lifes) to set up such an online 911 equivalent. It would directly transmit your request to your local emergency response. Heck, they could even put ad banners on the page. Like "Ads by Gooooogle... Buy 2 Fire Extinguishers, get 1 free!"
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RE: Is There An Internet 911 Equivalent?

Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:30 am

You forgot to mention that on post No. 40 , the inevitable question: What is better: A or B?
On post 45, anything related with the NW DC9's !!!
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