17 Apr '14, 10pm

​N-1-1 Phone Numbers: More Than Emergency Services

Everyone should know that in case of a medical, fire, or police emergency, calling 911 is one of the first things you should do. What many people don't know is that, in less dire circumstances, there are several other N-1-1 numbers that provide essential services, too! The N-1-1 codes are part of the North American Numbering Plan, a protocol that informs the assignment of phone numbers across the continent. As part of this plan, the eight N-1-1 numbers are special short codes made to provide quick access to local services. Many of these numbers are still pretty new — less than a decade old, in some cases — so most people still don't know about all of them. Unfortunately, the numbers don't point to consistent services between the US and Canada, so we'll only be looking at the US numbers in this post. While these services are very widespread, coverage for them can vary by st...

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