31 May '17, 9pm

'995' now displayed on phones' caller ID

From today, the Singapore Civil Defence Force's (SCDF) emergency hotline number 995 will be displayed on local phones' caller ID. This is an enhancement to the call taking feature of the SCDF's Operations Centre, it said yesterday . Previously, mobile phones and landlines with caller ID would only display "unknown number", "private number" or "no called ID" when the Operations Centre attempted to contact the callers. The SCDF said: "Some callers may not respond to telephone calls when there is no recognisable number. As the number 995 is distinct to the SCDF, callers would more likely respond to such calls." Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up Specialists from the Operations Centre, upon dispatching SCDF resources to an emergency, may sometimes contact a caller to get more information on the latest developments to the emergency. They may also provide ca...

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