Question: What’S The Number 101 For?

Can you text 101 police?

You can text us on 61016 to report non-emergency incidents, similar to the ones you would report to the 101 phone number provided by your local police force.

The text number is monitored 24/7 and, while it is not for reporting emergencies, we will be able to send officers if required..

Why is 101 a premium rate number?

It was designed to replace local police station numbers and cut the number of 999 calls by diverting non-urgent calls away from the main force control room. The public also have to pay around 15p to call 101, while 999 calls are free of charge.

Is 101 free on o2?

Calls to 101 (from both landlines and mobile networks) cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call, or how long you are on the phone. Why does it cost 15p to call 101? The 15p cost of the call goes to the telephony providers to cover the cost of carrying the calls.

Are all 999 calls recorded?

The police service do record all 999 calls. They are recorded so that they can be played back if clarification is needed and are sometimes used as evidence in court cases. … Most forces do record the majority of calls that are received in call centres.

How do you call the police if it’s not an emergency?

If you need police assistance that is not of an emergency nature (for example, your situation is a valid police matter but does not require immediate attention), please use your local 10-digit non-emergency numbers.

What is the 112 number?

Call the 112 emergency number in urgent, genuine cases of emergency when your or someone else’s life, health, property or the environment is threatened or in imminent danger, or you have reason to believe so.

Can you call 101 from a mobile?

Each call to 101 costs 15 pence from a home phone or mobile phone regardless of how long the call lasts.

What is the difference between 999 and 112?

112 is in fact a genuine emergency number, which provides the same purpose as 999. The only difference is that 112 works throughout the EU. Calls to both 999 and 112 can work when you have no signal – but only IF they can hijack another network. This is what the ’emergency calls only’ message means on some phones.

Are 101 calls recorded?

As stated above, the police often use call recordings to corroborate interactions with members of the public who have rung an emergency 999 or non-emergency 101 number.

Are calls to 101 free?

Calls to the 101 police non-emergency number will be free from April 2020. The phone service, which receives around 30m calls annually, connects the public to their local police force or one of their choice. … The 101 number was introduced in December 2011 to free-up calls to 999.

Is 111 free on o2?

Calls to NHS 111 are free to call.

Can I call o2 free from my mobile?

Sign in to My O2 and choose a phone. Call us free from your mobile on 202. Call us from a landline on 0344 8090202 (standard rates apply) Visit one of our stores.