on 22-01-2015 12:11
Was watching something the other night, and they were trying to call the Emergency services and were complaining about lack of and losing signal!
I was always under the impression that if you were to make one of these calls, irrespective of network you were calling from it would always connect the call? Or is that depending on whether you dial 999 or 112?
Obviously if there is no network coverage available with any network then this would not be possible, but I think there are very few places where this would happen!
on 22-01-2015 12:15
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
on 22-01-2015 12:17
Currently the system deployed is called "Airwave" and it does not require a normal mobile network (it doesn't even require a sim card in the phone) but it is due for replacement soon https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-emergency-services-mobile-communications-programme
112 however won't work...
on 22-01-2015 12:18
That's a very interesting topic - thank you for raising it @Anonymous
I always presumed the rules were different for emergency calls, such as being able to use a locked/blocked phone to call 999 (for example when you don't know the password/passcode to the phone).
on 22-01-2015 12:34
on 22-01-2015 13:01
@Cleoriff I went for a walk up a mountain once and got signal all the way up!
Mind you it was Ben Nevis!
Oh...that may be one I try then @Anonymous *sniggers* ..
Maybe someone could just find me a handy cable car?
on 22-01-2015 13:11