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June 26, 2014

Minn. woman calls 911, gets dispatcher in NYC

She dialed 911 at 4:30 a.m. from her cell phone and somehow an operator five states away picked up

CBS

MINNEAPOLIS  — A woman called 911 in the middle of the night in Minneapolis and an operator picked up five states away. It happened to Faye Lewis last month when she made the emergency call from her cell phone.

“I have no idea how that even happens,” she said. After a busy night at her bar job, Lewis made it back to her apartment in Minneapolis.

“A few minutes after I got in, there was pounding on my door and someone trying to jiggle my door handle,” she said.

Read full story: She Called 911 From Mpls., But The Operator Picked Up In NYC

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Jimmy Bryant Jimmy Bryant Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:43:14 AM I have heard, different comments made about Jimmy Bryant. How he is always complaining about calling 9-1-1 a cell phone from and it's not working properly. Complaining something more needs to be done. We need more consumer awareness. The average person, just doesn't understand, I've even heard Jimmy is crazy, with all that stuff. MY phone has has GPS tracing and they can find me anywhere. Jimmy even complained to the American Heart Association-Public Safety. Trying to get the word out. Well I, Jimmy Bryant can tell you, that I am just for you and your families safety. I can tell you from past experiences, this is real. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. The FCC has heard the complaints—and the horror stories—and has acknowledged the potential threat to public safety. In a speech last year, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said that "if you call 911 from a wireless phone indoors, CROSS YOUR FINGERS, because FCC location standards for emergency calls do not apply indoors." CROSS YOUR FINGERS, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THAT WORKED FOR YOU ??? IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, GO TO ANY CASINO. LAY $ 30, 000 ON THE TABLE AND CROSS YOUR FINGERS !!
Brad Maust Brad Maust Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:09:49 PM When I worked 911 we would field calls from 3 different states up to 4 hours away. All calls hit the same cell tower. Cell company told us nothing could be done - till we threatened to charge them for each and all calls from that tower. Viola! no more out of state calls
Cassandra Jones Cassandra Jones Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:21:35 PM Jimmy Bryant...The last thing you do is COMPLAIN...I have never seen anybody with your condition go out and do what you do !!! Cassandra-Ms.Woman Nevada 2014
E Dian Cantrell E Dian Cantrell Friday, June 27, 2014 5:42:35 AM amazing how that happened ain't it!!!! money is a motivator SMH

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