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B.C. Man Uses Siri to Call 911 After Collapsing, Saves His Life

Andrew Cho, a former pro biker from B.C., who had burst a blood vessel in his C3 and C4 vertebrae, used Siri to dial 911 which ultimately saved his life. According to CTV News (via MobileSyrup) the 29-year-old began experiencing dizziness and numbness in his neck and limbs while out for dinner with friends. After returning to his apartment early...

CRTC Seeks Feedback on Next-Generation 911 Services

The CRTC is holding a hearing on upgrading the 911 service, allowing users to be able to text, send a photo or even share a video of a bad guy in addition to making 911 phone calls. That's what the regulator envisions, but in practice it all depends on who is footing the bill, say...

Next-Gen 911 Call Centres to Receive Voice, Video via Smartphones

There are more than 28 million wireless subscribers in Canada and smartphone adoption has surpassed the 65% mark, but 911 centres are still tethered to last-century voice-centric technology. Advocates for Next Generation 911 want to bring a necessary upgrade that will allow smartphone users to not only initiate voice calls but also send texts, photos,...