T9-1-1 Service is Now Available in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, Manitoba:   June 5, 2014 – MTS announced today that members of the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) community can now communicate with 9-1-1 call centres in Manitoba using wireless text messaging through Text with 9-1-1 service (T9-1-1).

The launch of T9-1-1 in Manitoba was achieved through collaboration between the provincial Public Safety Answering Points and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. Visit https://www.textwith911.ca/en/home/ for general information about how to use T9-1-1 and service availability across Canada.

BellMTS wireless customers who are members of the DHHSI community must register their approved wireless devices for T9-1-1 either at http://www.mts.ca/t911 or through a Bell/MTS dealer.