By Sarah Klein
Those facing emergency situations now have another way of contacting 911 in Manitoba.
Text-to-911 service is now available province-wide for the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired community.
“MTS is proud to offer Text with 9-1-1 across Manitoba,” said MTS president Kelvin Shepherd. “We encourage all members of the DHSSI community to register their wireless devices so they can access this important service.”
T9-1-1 is supported by all wireless service providers and is now available in areas of Manitoba with enhanced 9-1-1 capability. Operators are provided with the caller’s wireless phone number and the location of the cellular tower handling the call. Customers must also be in their wireless service provider’s coverage area to access T9-1-1.