What should I do if I call 911 accidentally?

This can happen to anyone, and does. If you dial 911 accidentally, stay on the line until the 911 call taker answers and explain that you misdialed and/or didn't mean to call 911. This saves the 911 call taker some very valuable time. If you call 911 by mistake and hang up, your call still goes through, but now the 911 center has to call you back to find out if an emergency really exists. A law enforcement officer may be sent to investigate and verify that everything is all right.

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1. While trying to make a long distance call from my office, I got 911 by mistake. Why?
2. What should I do if I call 911 accidentally?
3. Who pays for 911?
4. If I dial 911 from my cell phone, will the call taker know where I am?
5. What if I don't know where I am calling from or can't speak, will the 911 call taker know where I am?
6. If I need to report a crime but it is not an emergency, should I still call 911?
7. Will I get an immediate response from the public safety agency if I call 911?
8. The 911 call taker asked for my address on a call. I thought they got the location information automatically. Doesn't that waste time to ask for it again?
9. I have a relative who is deaf and uses a special kind of phone, will it work with 911?