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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  • I'm not in emergency, that line was really needed... :-) – Ankit 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
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    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
  • So thinking up the answer based on the above comment and my suggestions. – Vi. Sep 27 '12 at 15:34

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