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In a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s, four major wireless phone companies are now providing text-to-911 services to local governments that want it. North Carolina is among the states where the program is being launched....

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This seems a bit misleading - according to http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/text-to-911-deployments.pdf, this isn't available anywhere in NC besides Durham.

"The moon will be coming up." Am I misleading you simply because it is not already up?
"This seems a bit misleading - according to http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/text-to-911-deployments.pdf, this isn't available anywhere in NC besides Durham."

How is it misleading? The article says NC is one of the states where it is being launched. Obviously it would be impossible for it to launch simultaneously anywhere. They have to have a test market to make sure it is working correctly and have 911 dispatchers trained and prepared to respond to text messages.

The headline clearly says "Coming to NC." Implying or explicitly saying that it's not all here yet.

The link you reference is where it has launched already as of May 16. And if you read the link, it has been available in Durham County since August 2011 for Verizon Wireless users.
This seems a bit misleading - according to http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/text-to-911-deployments.pdf, this isn't available anywhere in NC besides Durham.
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