Cookie_Monster wrote: »
That story about the young guy shot recently got me thinking about this. Papers reported he rang 999
Wasn't 112 to replace this the best part of a decade ago now? Just looking around online this seems to have changed from "replace" to either "112 or 999"
or was it ever intended to replace 999, I'm sure it was initially?!
Is it a case of 999 being so ingrained in peoples mind that there's no point in trying to change it?
stevie06 wrote: »
Rumour has it that 911 also works........
psmate wrote: »
Had a conversation about this the other day with someone who has a friend in Eircom, while 999 and 112 are the known numbers to contact the emergency services, there is a difference in how they connect.
112 is the digital contact and when you ring from a mobile it will priortise that call through an exchange to the emergency services. An example he used was if you are in Croke park on match day at half time and you need to contact the emergency services dialling 112 will drop everyone elses calls in favour of the emergencycall to the nearest exchange and priortise it. The 999 call does not operate like that.
Not your ornery onager
Esel wrote: »
Not doubting you, and interesting info there, but it is well down the hearsay road at the same time.
Can anyone confirm this?