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Re: Reverse 911

Rick Merrill (
Mon, 12 Mar 2007 16:40:53 -0400

Rick Merrill wrote:

> 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.

Apparently some services do provide that facility at an additional
cost, but the basic Reverse 911 is a free service to Police
departments in the USA.

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