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BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

Christian Berger Silver badge

Re: Mobile as the emergency option?

"Not really - you don't get location information from mobile."

That really depends on many factors. The interface towards the emergency services in Germany has ways to transmit either an address or a set of geometrical figures indicating the location. In the US, for example, virtually all phones have a way to capture a short burst of GPS data which then will be sent to the base stations in order to get a location fix for the phone which will then be transmitted.

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