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Google and T-Mobile combine to give U.S. 911 operators a better idea where callers are located

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

According to Google, 80% of 911 emergency calls come from a mobile phone. That leads to a major problem facing 911 operators, which is the ability to pinpoint the location of the caller. The technology employed at emergency call centers is just not good at giving dispatchers an exact address where they need to send EMT or police when an emergency call comes in from a cellphone.
Google addressed this issue a couple of years ago by launching Emergency Location Service for Android phones. ELS uses GPS, Wi-Fi, cell networks and sensors to give call centers a faster, ...
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Google bringing more accurate 911 location data to the U.S., including T-Mobile partnership

Google bringing more accurate 911 location data to the U.S., including T-Mobile partnership

1 month ago   |   By PhoneDog

Google is working to make 911 caller location data better in the U.S.
Google today said that it's launching its Emergency Location Service in the U.S. This technology sends more accurate location data to emergency communications centers when an Android device makes an emergency call. It uses a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and sensors, giving you a similar location to what you'd get using Google Maps.
ELS is supported on devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher, meaning it works on 99 percent of Android devices. It activates where it's supported by your...
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Google provides 911 call centers with more accurate location data

Google provides 911 call centers with more accurate location data

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Google is providing 911 operators with more accurate location information from callers using Android phones. The company has partnered with T-Mobile and emergency technology companies RapidSOS and West to send location data from its Emergency Locatio...
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Google's making it easier for 911 to find your location in an emergency

Google's making it easier for 911 to find your location in an emergency

1 month ago   |   By Android Central

The service is available for Android phones running 4.0 or later.
While nobody wants to make them, it's important that emergency calls are fast and accurate in a time of need. Google launched its Emergency Location Service back in 2016 as a way to make these calls as effective as possible, and thanks to the help of a few brands in the U.S., ELS is now making its way to the States.
When you make a call to an emergency number, ELS takes data from your phone's GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile network to provide more accurate location info to the 911 dispatcher. ELS works both indoors and outdoors and...
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Google and T-Mobile Improving 911 Call Location Accuracy

1 month ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Google and T-Mobile are working together to ensure that T-Mobile customers' location is more accurately pinpointed when calling 911 emergency services. About 80% of the annual 240 million 911 calls in the U.S. are made via cell phones. Where landlines can point to an exact address for emergency services, cell phones often provide only a general location that can be off by hundreds of feet. Google and T-Mobile have been looking to solve this problem for four years. Moving forward, Android devices running on T-Mobile's network will use the RapidSOS system. RapidSOS's internet protocol-based...
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