When you call 911 where does the call go?
In respect to this, when you call 911 from a cell phone where does it go?
Here's how they explain it: When you call 911 from your cellphone, the dispatcher does not see your actual location. Instead, dispatch centers have to ask your wireless carrier for your location information. The location information comes from a cell tower, which could put you miles away from where you actually are.
Also Know, what happens when you call 911 and hang up? If you dial 9-1-1 accidentally, stay on the line and tell us. If you hang up we don't know if you are okay and will have to call back or, if you've called from a landline and we can determine your location, send police to check on you. Stay on the line. Don't ever hang up.
Simply so, does 911 know your location when you call?
The short answer: Sometimes they don't. You have to tell them. Especially if you're calling on a cell phone. You may have this vision of a 9-1-1 calltaker who answers the phone, takes down the details of your emergency, and then pushes a button and sends an officer to the location that magically appears on screen.
Can 911 track my cell phone?
Historically, 911 dispatchers have been unable to track the locations of callers on cell phones as accurately as those calling from landlines.