In an emergency, dial 111
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If you dial 111, you’ll be directed to an operator who’ll ask whether you require access to emergency Police, Fire or Ambulance services. When you tell the operator which service you require, they’ll put you through to the appropriate service.
You can call 111 even if you have no credit or minutes on your mobile
An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or environment.
Our network will treat a 111 call as the highest priority, disconnecting another call if necessary to allow it to go through.
To assist emergency responders to locate your emergency, we automatically provide data regarding the geographical location of your phone to the emergency call system. It’s important to note that the ECLI system is an additional location verification tool and if you call 111, you still need to try your best to provide your address or accurate location.
If you have a condition which impacts your ability to hear or talk on the phone, you should register for the 111 TXT service now so you can contact Fire, Ambulance or Police in the event of an emergency.
To report Non-emergency situations to the Police, call 105
To report Police non-emergencies (such as a car accident where there hasn’t been an injury) that don't require urgent Police assistance, dial 105 from your mobile phone. If you are in any doubt as to if it’s an emergency, always call 111.
For more information on the 105 service, or to make a police report online, visit the 105 website: https://www.police.govt.nz/105support.
Non-Genuine 111 Calls
You must not make any non-genuine 111 calls from your mobile. Non-genuine 111 calls will not be sent to the emergency Police, Ambulance or Fire services because they are not emergency related. 2degrees has mechanisms in place to prevent such calls on our network.
We provide your phone’s location information to emergency services when you dial 111
When you dial 111 from a 2degrees mobile, data that may help emergency services locate your emergency situation is automatically sent to the Emergency Location Information System which provides the geographical information directly to the relevant and authorised emergency service.
ELIS is operated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
It’s important to note that the system is an additional location verification tool and if you call 111, you still need to try your best to provide your address or accurate location.
Authorised Emergency Service Providers (New Zealand Police, New Zealand Fire Service, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance) are allowed to use this location information to help them verify where you are calling from, to assist them to respond to the emergency.
Location information can either be "handset-derived", e.g. based on the Advanced Mobile Location standard from smartphones running Google's Android operating system or Apple's iOS, or "network-derived", e.g. using GPS or cell tower information.
External link: https://www.mbie.govt.nz/science-and-technology/it-communications-and-broadband/our-role-in-the-ict-sector/emergency-call-services/emergency-caller-location-information/
Faults with emergency calls
The New Zealand telecommunications industry is committed to ensuring that 111 calling is of sufficient quality and clarity. If there is any fault with the connection of your emergency call from your mobile, please let us know on 0800 022 022. All other matters relating to your emergency call should be directed to the appropriate emergency services.