On Your Side: Cell Phone Safety

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News 12 at 6, November 5, 2007

AUGUSTA---You may not realize it, but emergency responders can pick up on signals your cell phone gives off to find you.

So whether your lost in the woods, wrecked in a remote area or maybe worse... You cell phone could end up saving your life.
You just need to make sure it is set to the E-911 setting. And doing that is very easy, you just need do a little bit of digging on your phone.

First, get to the system or maybe the settings section of your phone's menu. Then look for the location command.
From there you can choose to activate the E-911 setting. That will give emergency responders what they need to find you in most cases.

Something to remember though, is that if your phone is older than 6 or 7 years, then your phone may not be equipped with this option.

You can check with your provider if you have any questions about this works.

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