However, calls to 911 on phones without active service do not deliver the caller’s location to the 911 call center, and the call center cannot call these phones back to find out the caller’s location or the nature of the emergency.
If disconnected, the 911 center has no way to call back the caller.
Does 911 work if you don’t have phone service?
Thanks to the FCC, network providers must transmit an emergency call (911) regardless of whether you use their service or not. This means if your provider doesnt have coverage in that area, your phone will show that it has no service. As long as it has battery power and can reach a signal, the phone can connect to 911.
Can you call 911 without service in Canada?
Even if it’s a locked TELUS phone, and the only signal is ROGERS, it will still work (on the Rogers connection) — at least this is how it’s supposed to work in Canada. As far I know you can Dial 911 without any SIM card. You can dial 911 as emergency call.
Can you use a cell phone without service?
The short answer, yes. Your Android smartphone will totally work without a SIM card. In fact, you can do almost everything you can do with it right now, without paying a carrier anything or using a SIM card. All you need is Wi-Fi (internet access), a few different apps, and a device to use.
Does 911 work on cell phones?
If you are able to call 911 from a landline, you should. According to the FCC, 911 calls from mobile phones pose unique challenges. Adobe. First, because cell phones are mobile, they are not associated with an exact location or address, like a landline phone would be.