Residents and visitors who have text messaging and/or data plans from their carrier can text 9-1-1 in an emergency. Text-to-911 is supported by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
A phone call is still the preferred method for contacting 9-1-1. If text-to-911 is not available in your area, or temporarily unavailable, you should receive a message from your carrier telling you to place a voice or relay call. As with all text messages, it may take longer for 911 to receive and respond to your text message.