What about 9-1-1 calls from businesses?
9-1-1 works the same way from businesses. However, if the business has a private switchboard (PBX) the call may originate from one of several different buildings or floors. An example of this might be a bank with multiple branches, or a municipal government with multiple administrative office buildings. The information displayed on the 9-1-1 screens will show the location of the switchboard. The 9-1-1 call-taker will ask the caller for specific location information, such as which building or floor and room.

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1. Can hearing-impaired people use 9-1-1?
2. Can I use my cellular phone to call 9-1-1?
3. What about 9-1-1 calls from businesses?
4. What about VoIP phones and 911?
5. What happens if I dial 9-1-1 by mistake?
6. What if a caller does not speak English?
7. What is Emergency Medical Dispatch?
8. When I call 9-1-1, why am I transferred to another agency?