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Re: Getting rid of land line?

 The problem with cell phone 911 is twofold. First, you are generally 
connected to the state police. Secondly, your location is tied to the 
cell tower.  When people call 911 with a true emergency, they tend to 
be somewhat unintelligible, and sometimes the 911 operator needs to do 
a location, but even with a landline, this can get messed up. There are 
places in Boston that have Brookline and Newton exchanges and emergency 
calls go to the wrong department. I think this has been fixed, 
especially with portable numbers. This is one of the good reasons that 
new phones are equipped with GPS. 

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