Topics Mobile Tech News Saturday, April 20


Contact us

Site search:
complete archives list

Site Sponsors:

Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at to save money.

Verizon Wireless meets 95% GPS location-based handset goal
Posted: 26-May-2006 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[Verizon Wireless becomes first national service provider to meet FCC's requirement for wireless Enhanced 911 handsets. ]

Verizon Wireless said today that more than 95 percent of the handsets being used by customers on its network are able to be located by 911 operators, when those local emergency systems have upgraded their technology to receive the location information transmitted by phones, PDAs, smartphones and other wireless devices.

Wireless phones that are GPS-capable can help Public Safety authorities determine the location of a caller -- even if the caller doesn't know his or her location or is unable to speak -- when the 911 call is placed from an area with Enhanced 911 capabilities. The GPS location technology integrated in the phones makes it possible for the handset to transmit location data automatically to Public Safety, helping them to better dispatch emergency assistance.

For the past several years, Verizon Wireless worked diligently to educate customers about the safety benefits of GPS-capable handsets; offered customers competitive and affordable choices among those handsets; provided detailed information on its Web site about the benefits of upgrading to GPS-capable handsets, including a Web-based look-up tool for customers to confirm their handset's Wireless Phase II E911 capability; and stopped activating or re-activating non-GPS handsets on the Verizon Wireless network.

When it crossed the 95 percent threshold earlier this month, Verizon Wireless became the first national service provider to meet the Federal Communications Commission's requirement for wireless Enhanced 911 handsets.

"To reach this milestone, Verizon Wireless employees remained focused over a period of several years on the 95 percent goal established by the Federal Communications Commission," noted Steve Zipperstein, Verizon Wireless General Counsel.

Verizon Wireless has worked with public safety officials across the country to implement Phase II E911 services, and to date about one-third of the country's 6,700 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) have our Phase II capabilities, and about half of the PSAPs employ our enhanced Phase I wireless E911 service.


Back to Headlines...

Apple Watch Apple Watch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen


HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z


Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2019 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC