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Suppose you are apart from the mobile or whatever phone (so can't call 112 or 911 or 999), but have have access to a computer with internet connection.

How do you call/message an emergency service (of whatever country in hope they will route the request to the correct destination) using only Internet?

Maybe there's some 911-like website or public SIP or whatever? Or better go to some chat/forum/StackExchange/whatever and ask somebody to make a call for you? (will users really believe?)

/* 1. I'm not in any emergency, just curious. 2. I'm not sure on what SE site to ask this question. */

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closed as off topic by CharlieRB, Indrek, ChrisF, 8088, Nifle Sep 27 '12 at 17:23

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If this would not be possible, it would not surprise me. Internet is really too open as a communication channel for serious things like emergency calls. On the one hand they would need to secure it really well against the equivalent of prank callers and hackers (who may abuse the service), on the other hand they cannot secure it too tightly since I can't imagine people solving captchas when their ass is about to catch fire. – MDeSchaepmeester Sep 27 '12 at 15:14
I'm not in emergency, that line was really needed... :-) – Ankit Mishra Sep 27 '12 at 15:17
"call 911 with Skype or any other VoIP application" -> Can I really call outside the Internet unless I paid something somewhere? – Vi. Sep 27 '12 at 15:20
"Internet is really too open as a communication channel for serious things like emergency calls." -> It can be frustrating if fire blocked way to everything while you working on computer, and others in some online chat only making fun of you instead of calling the help... – Vi. Sep 27 '12 at 15:25
I think @MarioDeSchaepmeester is right. Also, there is a major problem with location when using emergency services over the internet. Regarding Skype and Emergency Services & VoIP and 911 in general – amiregelz Sep 27 '12 at 15:32

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