AT&T (NYSE:T) is launching a text-to-9-1-1 test in Tennessee.
AT&T Launching 911 Text Test
AT&T (NYSE:T) will launch a trial of a Text-to-9-1-1 solution in Tennessee in the coming days.
The solution lets subscribers to send emergency text messages to 911 call centers.
The carrier will make use of Tennessee Emergency Communications Board’s Emergency Service IP Network (ESInet) to send the messages.
Mel Coker, public safety solutions vice president at AT&T (NYSE:T), said, “AT&T (NYSE:T) is committed to working standard bodies, national, state and local public safety organizations to determine how best to integrate SMS text messages and other advanced communications into future 9-1-1 systems and wireless networks. This trial will be vital in evaluating text to 9-1-1 solutions with the goal of providing reliable, universal access for our customers”.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) shares were at 36.93 at the end of the last day’s trading. There’s been a 8.1% change in the stock price over the past 3 months.