No. The location is only transmitted at the moment you make an emergency call via the emergency app. Your location is transmitted to www.echosos.com and can be viewed for one hour by entering the phone number. After that, the data will be anonymized.
No. To transmit your location, the emergency app searches for internet reception. If there is no or too weak internet connection, your location will be transmitted via SMS to www.echosos.com. It needs a stable network connection to make the call.
Yes. The emergency app works worldwide. If an emergency call is initiated via the emergency app, any emergency service worldwide can enter your number on www.echosos.com and view your location. EchoSOS partners receive the information directly.
When you make an emergency call, you will be connected to the appropriate emergency center and your location will be transmitted to [www.echosos.com(https://www.echosos.com). EchoSOS is a support to the telephone emergency call and does not replace it. It is important to communicate with the emergency services call takers and follow their instructions.
We are committed to ensuring that the emergency app is accessible to everyone so that we can help everyone in an emergency. That’s why we’re continuously working to develop the app and make it accessible.
EchoSOS partners see directly where you are when your emergency call comes in. If you make an emergency call to a rescue service that is not an EchoSOS partner, you must inform them that you are calling with EchoSOS. Inform the person on the phone that your location can be seen at www.echosos.com.
The first time you use the emergency app, you can make a demo call. No real emergency call will be made. In the menu item “Setup” you can add the demo call to the homescreen afterwards.
At the moment, this function does not yet exist. We are working on a further development.
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