Wireless 9-1-1 and Cellular Telephones:

Cellular telephones display your location subject to exceptions.  Cell phones are not as precise as a traditional, landline telephone.  When using a cell phone to dial 9-1-1, you should be prepared to give your location to the Communications Officer.

Phase II wireless technology allows an incoming cellular 9-1-1 call to be plotted on a map at each dispatch position depending on the cellular carrier and the technology in the cellular telephone being used.

VoIP phone service (Vonage, Time Warner, etc) varies depending on your service provider.  Please read the fine print from your VoIP provider about 9-1-1 and visit www.911voip.org to learn more.

Ohio enacted legislation to charge .28 cents per cell phone to help cover expenses providing 9-1-1 service to cell phone users.  This legislation will end in 2012.  The wireless charge is collected by the respective cell phone company and forwarded to the state 9-1-1 coordinator.  The state coordinator oversees the disbursements of this fund to each county in Ohio.