Did You Know You Can Reach 911 By Texting? Our call this morning to the Mobile County Communications District, 911, confirmed that texting 911 is available for residents of Mobile County if the cell phone carrier is Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T or Sprint. The goal of providing texting capabilities is to provide texting to 9-1-1 capability to the residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, as well as others who need to use text in emergency situations. How to text 9-1-1 in an emergency:
• Enter the numbers “911” in the “To” field;
• The first text message to 9-1-1 should be brief and contain the location of the emergency and type of help needed;
• Push the “Send” button. • Be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call taker.