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Topic # 223376 26-Sep-2017 15:46
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  • UK - 999 or 55. ...
  • Europe – 112. ...
  • Canada – 911. ...
  • Australia – 000. ...
  • New Zealand – 111. ...

Do we know if apple watches are able to dial the correct number based on location of the watch ?

 

 





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  Reply # 1873251 26-Sep-2017 17:12
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I have never set this up on mine, but don't you program it yourself, with the number you want it to dial. Probably not that much good though on non LTE models, unless you have your phone with you at the same time.


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  Reply # 1873256 26-Sep-2017 17:50
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  Reply # 1873274 26-Sep-2017 18:23
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Does the info on wifi calling , apply in NZ? eg if you don' t have a phone nearby, can it still connect to vodafone over wifi to make a call? The only info I can find about it is there are no plans for it, from 2015




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  Reply # 1873602 27-Sep-2017 12:35
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https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT206983 first link on google

 

 

LOL yes I read all that but I didnt get the answer I was looking for a definitive "yes in New Zealand it will dial 111" I may wait till I am near a apple store and ask one of their geniuses :)





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  Reply # 1873635 27-Sep-2017 13:34
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AS per the article, it is the same as the iphone, and will dial the emergency number for the country you are in. Why wouldn't it dial the NZ number, as it will be dialing from inside NZ.?




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  Reply # 1873697 27-Sep-2017 16:20
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mattwnz:

 

AS per the article, it is the same as the iphone, and will dial the emergency number for the country you are in. Why wouldn't it dial the NZ number, as it will be dialing from inside NZ.?

 

 

I would like to test it to make sure Might speak to ......hmmmm i guess the ambulance service





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  Reply # 1873699 27-Sep-2017 16:26
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You are permitted to make test calls to the emergency number. As long as you state you are doing a test call in the first instance.

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  Reply # 1873729 27-Sep-2017 17:13
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I didn't realize that. Is that info available anywhere?


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  Reply # 1873901 27-Sep-2017 22:52
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https://m.geekzone.co.nz/Forums/43/Topic/71431

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  Reply # 1873902 27-Sep-2017 22:59
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Actually more info on this thread.

https://m.geekzone.co.nz/Forums/43/Topic/151408/2

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  Reply # 1873926 28-Sep-2017 05:41
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I accidently set this off on my watch a couple of months ago, unfortunately it rang a couple of times before I could disconnect. I got a phone call back, how embarrassing.

 

I told the lady my watch had called her, she seemed to understand like it happens a little bit!





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  Reply # 1876243 2-Oct-2017 16:51
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dickytim:

 

I accidently set this off on my watch a couple of months ago, unfortunately it rang a couple of times before I could disconnect. I got a phone call back, how embarrassing.

 

I told the lady my watch had called her, she seemed to understand like it happens a little bit!

 

 

 

 

Well at least we know it connects to NZ emergency services. I do think it is too easy to activate especially on the phone, which is why I have it disabled.


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  Reply # 1878133 5-Oct-2017 21:14
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Unless something has changed (highly unlikely), ringing the major international emergency service numbers (000,999, 112, 911 etc.) will still connect through to Sitel/Spark as the initial call answer point. You'll get a recorded message informing you that you have dialled 111 and are being connected.

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  Reply # 1878207 5-Oct-2017 23:11
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Torque: Unless something has changed (highly unlikely), ringing the major international emergency service numbers (000,999, 112, 911 etc.) will still connect through to Sitel/Spark as the initial call answer point. You'll get a recorded message informing you that you have dialled 111 and are being connected.

 

 

 

I had heard that too, and it makes sense  considering how many overseas TV programs have 911 and 999 numbers quoted in them.


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