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Friday, September 08, 2006

Emergency phone numbers

Inspired by a post on The Frequent Flyer blog, I want to take a moment to talk about emergency phone numbers.

We hope we'll never need to use them, but emergency numbers can be lifesaving. The number is easy to remember, right? Unfortunately each country can have their own number or numbers - just because 911 is used in US doesn't mean 911 will work elsewhere. For example in UK it is 999, in Australia 000 and NZ 111.

Here is a link to the Wikipedia page on emergency phone numbers, but I like the fact my GSM roaming service texts me the local numbers on arrival to a country (where available).

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