The urban myth of 999 and how to use 55
It’s a bit of an urban myth that if you dial 999 then you will get a response even if there is silence on the call.
There are so many accidentally dialled 999 calls from mobile phones that when the operator is met with silence they will transfer you to the silent solution system. It is estimated that about 5000 of the 22000 silent 999 calls made daily are put through to an automated system.
This is a police system and after the recorded message which lasts for 20 seconds your call will be disconnected.
If however during that time you dial 55 the call will be transferred to the police who will attempt to hold a conversation with you through the use of simple yes or no questions. If unable to respond its
worth attempting to tap the keys in response.
Remember though that the use of 55 does not allow the police to track you location when using a mobile phone it simply informs the police that you have an actual emergency and haven’t simply had the phone in your pocket. As they are then aware that you have signalled you have an emergency but cant speak they will attempt to get feedback to assist you but you will still need to provide enough information in some way for them to do so.
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