What happens if you accidentally call 911 and hang up?
If you dial 9-1-1 accidentally, stay on the line and tell us.
If you hang up we don’t know if you are okay and will have to call back or, if you’ve called from a landline and we can determine your location, send police to check on you.
Stay on the line.
Don’t ever hang up.
Do the police have to come if you call 911?
If you call 911 because someone is having a heart attack, an ambulance will be sent, not the police. 911 isn’t going to send anyone for that, unless the caller keeps calling over and over, in which case police may be sent to arrest them for misuse of the 911 system.
Do you get charged if you call 911?
911 is paid by the taxpayer when you need the police. When you call for an ambulance, you have to reimburse for the cost of the ambulance. If it’s a serious medical emergency, the fire department will send out a crew to acompany the ambulance, free of charge.
What happens if you accidentally call emergency SOS on iPhone?
When you make a call with SOS, your iPhone automatically calls the local emergency number. You can also add emergency contacts. After an emergency call ends, your iPhone alerts your emergency contacts with a text message, unless you choose to cancel.