Here’s Why You Can Only Use A Cell Phone To Call 911 In Mecosta County

Posted at 10:43 AM, Feb 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-28 10:43:59-05

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STANTON, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2014) — Residents in Mecosta County needed to use the cell phones to call 911 in the county Friday.

Calling 911 on a so-called land line, that is, a regular phone, was temporarily impossible, said Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Schroeder.

Using a cell phone to call 911 in Mecosta County did work.

The issue, said Schroeder, seemed to be with the phone service provider, not the county’s facilities.