Courtesy of AT&T
Texting and driving is not a great combination. Even with laws in place, people of many ages fall into the need of checking and answering text messages and emails. These actions are dangerous. AT&T continues to spread the message with its It Can Wait campaign.
With the Nashville debut of country superstar’s Tim McGraw “Highway Don’t Care” PSA and It Can Wait proclamations from Mayor Karl Dean and Governor Bill Haslam, the message is clear, texting and driving is not a good combination.
In a press release today, September 5, AT&T announced the launch of Text to 9-1-1 trial in the state of Tennessee. This will be a standards-based solution and enable AT&T subscribers to send emergency texts to 9-1-1 statewide.
Over the past few years, the state of Tennessee has invested in a new Emergency Service IP Network (ESInet) to coordinate emergency responses. AT&T will work with the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB) to take advantage of this new network. This service will allow for SMS messages from AT&T wireless subscribers to be received by Tennessee 9-1-1 call centers.
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