Yesterday I had a very scary experience.
I got a text message from Verizon saying Kate's phone had recently dialed 911. WHAT? I immediately texted her phone to ask her if everything is okay. Duh! If she had been abducted would she be answering text messages!???
Then I decided to call Jesse ... no answer or text from him. She was at work so I decided to be one of THOSE Moms ... and called her. When her coworker told her it was her Mom on the phone ... she freaked out thinking something had happened to her little family and I was the bearer of bad news.
After both of our hearts started beating again, I told her about the mysterious text message. She said well I did call 911 today. While she was on her break or lunch or whatever, she saw a visibly drunk man with an open bottle get into his car and start to drive away. He hit the car in front of him while trying to exit his parking space. Fortunately, she was with a friend who encouraged her to call and the police arrived in time ... before the drunk killed someone.
So thank you Verizon for this handy little feature. When I logged into my account (we all three share the family plan) to thank Verizon, I could NOT until I called and got cleared.
Wow. Just imagine if your loved one had to dial 911 in order to try to save their life ... and you get such a notification. An early alert like this could get the police involved in a manner of minutes.