Join Date: Jun 2007
My Motorhome: Hymer Exsis-i 504
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Have you registered for Emergency text?
My son and I were discussing the tracker on my MH - he can call or text the sim in the tracker and know where it is. However, he said 'That doesn't tell me where you are, if you've gone out walking or cycling and maybe had an accident.'
So we looked at the app what3words which has been mentioned on here before - it gives your current position (using GPS rather that WiFi or mobile signal) in the form of 3 words indicating a 3-metre square plot. It's not entirely accurate (not sure if that is due to poor satellite or to do with the phone) but it's certainly within an adjacent plot so emergency services should be able to find you.
In the process of investigating the app I discovered that you can send an SMS to 999 (or 112) BUT YOU NEED TO HAVE REGISTERED YOUR SIM IN ADVANCE. You could well be in a situation where there is enough of a signal to send a text but not to make a call.
You simply send the word register to.... and I would suggest you send it to 112 which will work throughout Europe. I sent it to 999, read the entire reply and responded 'yes' and was duly registered. I then tried to register with 112 and was informed that I was already registered with 999.
What I'm not sure of is - am I now registered with 112 across Europe?... I suspect I am but I'm not sure.
Anyway, I wanted to pass on the info - no good waiting till you're in an emergency situation.
There is also information in the link in the reply which would be of use to the hard-of-hearing, or those with other disabilities.