TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Reverse 911

Re: Reverse 911

Rick Merrill (
Mon, 12 Mar 2007 08:52:25 -0400

Claude J Ortega wrote:

> In article <>,
> says:

>> Just received a call as follows:

>> (999) 999-9999 NAME NOT FOUND

>> and it was an "amber alert" about a missing boy in our town.

>> Has anyone else heard of this?

> Yep, my town is trying it out.

> I have an answering machine on my line, to filter out the
> telemarketers, and the reverse 911 system just hangs up without giving
> out the 'important' message. :-(

> Claude

They would leave a message except that they want to be sure the message
was "heard".

My wife's reaction was, "what?! I want to hear it again!"

There should be a number that one can call back so that other
members of the household can hear the information from the source.

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