Brad Henry has signed a bill into law requiring cell phone customers in
Oklahoma to pay an additional fee – of less than a buck a month – for enhanced
9-1-1 emergency services.
9-1-1 is a service that allows emergency dispatchers to pinpoint the location
and phone number of a person on a cell phone without the caller having to say a
new law, previously HB1751, requires each county in the state to vote on
requiring wireless telephone providers to implement the enhanced service.
that approve the upgrade would add 50 cents a month to cellular telephone
providers also would be allowed to recoup some of the cost of adding the
technology through a monthly fee ranging from 10 cents to 25 cents, The
return, those in the affected counties will have enhanced 9-1-1 service capable
of geographically locating a cell phone caller with the aid of global
positioning system technology.
is one of about a half dozen states still seeking a funding source for the