[LINK] Lost in the Blue Mountains
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed May 20 21:54:44 EST 2009
On Wed, 20 May 2009 at 18:36:13 +1000 Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> Triple Zero (000) Awareness Campaign and Promotional Material
>> The national Triple Zero (000) campaign aims to build awareness of the Triple Zero (000) number and educate the community about when to use the number.
Following up on the April thread, I came across
> Using your mobile in an emergency* *
> When possible, it's recommended that you contact Emergency Services by
> calling Triple Zero (000) from a fixed phone.
> It's important to remember that the number to call in an emergency
> situation depends on whether your mobile uses the GSM or Next G™ network.
> If you have a GSM / Next G™ mobile
> To get help from police, fire or ambulance services in Australia, dial
> '000' or '112'. Contact can even be made if your mobile has been
> blocked or your security settings have been activated.
> You can still attempt a normal '000'emergency call from a GSM or Next
> G™ mobile but if you do not have reception with your own carrier, you
> can dial '112' and your call will be carried by any available GSM
> network if it is available.
So we have two emergency numbers. OK, make that three
> What are Australia's Emergency Call Services numbers?
> * *Triple Zero* (*000*) is Australia's primary Emergency Call
> Service number and should be used to access emergency assistance
> from all telephones (landline, mobile phones and payphones) in
> the first instance. Information about calling Triple Zero (000)
> from a voice over internet protocol service
> <HTTP://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_100550> is available.
> * *112* is the GSM standard Emergency Call Service number for use
> with GSM mobile phones, and offers special access features (see
> below). 112 can also be dialled from other mobile phones, but
> will only offer the same features that dialling Triple Zero
> (000) provides.
> * *106* is the text-based Emergency Call Service for people who
> are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. This service
> operates using a TTY (teletypewriter) and does not accept voice
> calls or SMS messages.
> Both 112 and 106 are secondary emergency call services numbers because
> they are for use only in relation to particular technologies.
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