mslina2002 - 2:28 pm on Sep 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
When we disconnected our land lines couple of years ago, my only requirement was that we were able to make 911 calls with our cell phones and that local emergency operators were able to trace us and call us back.
If you are having a heart attack or emergency situation, chances are you will not be having it right next to your land line phone. Even if you were in your home but e.g. in the attic and got an attack, you will be most likely grabbing the cellphone in your pocket and not going downstairs to the kitchen phone on the wall. So either way, it's important that they are able to trace the call. OT Flashback - Remember that commercial "I have fallen and I can't get up?"
It is impt that your cellphones are traceable in these 911 situations. 70% of emergency calls are made via cell phones (in and out of the home) so the FCC has mandated the improvement of 911 calls location information from wireless carriers.