I already know that Android devices can call 911 without a SIM card (ref: Can an Android phone with no SIM card make an emergency call?), but can they can send a message to 911 without a SIM card?

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You can call 911 on any cellphone with or without a SIM card. You may not be able to send 911 a text, a feature my county has available. To be honest, whenever I have texted 911 they text back with "Are you in a safe enough place to call 911?"....Without a SIM card I don't see that even being a possibility unfortunately. I know you can make a 911 phone call sans SIM card though.

Verified with FCC - you cannot text 911 without a working SIM card in the cellphone you are calling from.

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    Thanks very much for help , it is rellay useful, thanks again!
    – ted
    Oct 10, 2023 at 7:26
  • Oh no problem at all. I'm relatively new to this community so I'm still learning the ins and outs and how to be a good steward of the information contained within!
    – B. Kordash
    Oct 11, 2023 at 6:37

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