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JMP supports 911 emergency calls if a user explicitly requests them to be activated but by default does not activate 911 for JMP users, primarily because the majority of users uses cell phones that obviously don't have a fixed location and thus storing some street address in JMP's database would be counter-productive. JMP will support 911 emergency calls for new users if a sufficient number of JMP users (at least several dozen) commit to adding $2/month to their JMP payments for 911 support (those who don't want 911 support won't see a pricing change). By default 911 is not activated for JMP users, primarily because the majority of users uses cell phones that obviously don't have a fixed location and thus storing some street address in JMP's database would be counter-productive.

JMP will support 911 emergency calls for new users if a sufficient number of JMP users (at least several dozen) commit to adding $2/month to their JMP payments for 911 support (those who don't want 911 support won't see a pricing change). By default 911 is not activated for JMP users, primarily because the majority of users uses cell phones that obviously don't have a fixed location and thus storing some street address in JMP's database would be counter-productive.

It is recommended to use the phone's built-in emergency calling which goes through the cell carrier and enables the carrier to fill-in the location information based on cell triangulation. This does not require an active cell plan - only a cell phone - as all carriers (at least in North America) are legally required to let you place emergency calls on their network whether you're a customer or not (and your phone will automatically connect to their network to place an emergency call).

EmergencyCalls (last edited 2021-063 01:39:34 by d216-232-208-125)