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Jun 22 '20 at 14:32 comment added lalala @F.P I once had to call 112 from my mobile, but the GSM system somehow refused (some message like 'your request cannot be processed"). So I called 110, ask them to transfer me, they said call 112, I said, doesnt work, so they transfered my call. Later I inquired with my mobile operator, they investigated, but i was unclear. Unfortunately it is illegal to check if my mobile can call 112. (Of course I am aware that I could have misdialed. I tried actually twice; who knows what happened),
Jan 21 '17 at 17:36 comment added chirlu It may depend on your network provider. T-Mobile is said to have very good coverage; but I’m using Telefónica (O2/E-Plus), and it’s definitely not rare to have poor coverage. :-) Congestion is indeed rare, but may still happen. I doubt everyone remembers these differences between 110 and 112, especially in a stressful situation, so I recommend focusing on 112.
Jan 21 '17 at 16:52 comment added Tor-Einar Jarnbjo @chirlu As I also wrote in my answer, the differences are indeed relevant when you have poor coverage or the network is congested (no need to repeat that as if I didn't understand it), but in most situations you do simply have coverage and the network is not congested.
Jan 20 '17 at 11:53 comment added chirlu I heavily disagree with the assessment that the differences “are in most situations not relevant”. They are very relevant when you are in an area with weak coverage, or when there is a special event where lots of people are trying to do phone calls (e.g. in the first minutes of the new year, when everyone calls their friends/relatives).
Jan 20 '17 at 7:29 comment added F.P But that would definitely mean that 110 is more or less "useless" because it's not even an actual emergency call, right? When in doubt, use 112 and if they won't help you demand they patch you through to whatever service you need?
Jan 20 '17 at 1:39 comment added Fabio says Reinstate Monica About the (in)ability to call 112 without a SIM card: the Italian page on Wikipedia reports that "To prevent abuse, in some countries like Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Slovenia and Switzerland, the emergency number 112 can't be called from a phone without a working SIM card." Feel free to edit this into your answer if you want!
Jan 19 '17 at 13:16 comment added Jan I was told that calling 112 without a SIM card was disabled because people would find phones and then call 112 in an attempt to locate the owner. But that would also classify as a hoax call, so … ;)
Jan 19 '17 at 2:24 history answered Tor-Einar Jarnbjo CC BY-SA 3.0