Verizon http://wunc.org en Texting 911 in Durham http://wunc.org/post/texting-911-durham <p>Emergency Dispatch services in Durham County can now receive<a href="http://www.durhamnc.gov/news/NewsDisplay.cfm?vNewsID=1674"> text messages</a>. Verizon subscribers in distress in Durham can now send an text message to 9-1-1. The six month trial is a joint venture between the wireless company and the county. The capability was installed at no charge to taxpayers. Jim Soukup of the Durham Police Department says the trial opens the door for the integration of sophisticated mobile phone technology.<br> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 19:55:00 +0000 WUNC News 8276 at http://wunc.org