People in McLennan County can now text 911 in an emergency

(FROM CHANNEL 6)

McLennan County announced Tuesday it had fully implemented text to 911 services countywide for all four major wireless carriers.

Customers using AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are now able to text up to 140 characters to 911 in an emergency situation.

Dispatchers urge users only to use texting when a phone call is impossible.


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