Summoning Emergency Help

If your system administrator has set up an emergency broadcast group, you can quickly summon help in an emergency.

Use the following steps to initiate an emergency broadcast:

  1. On the Call screen, tap Special Actions.
  2. Tap Panic Call.
  3. When you hear the chime, start talking.

Using this feature initiates an urgent broadcast to this special group. Everyone in the emergency broadcast group hears you immediately. Unlike other broadcast commands, this feature does not require any special permissions.

Like an ordinary broadcast, you can tap End to end the emergency broadcast. Other users can reply to the broadcast before the broadcast ends.

Because this feature initiates an urgent broadcast, it interrupts any other calls or broadcasts that are in progress.

Note: You can also initiate an emergency broadcast by tapping the Call button twice.
Note: See Cellular Calls and VCS for information on what happens if you are in a cellular call and you receive an emergency broadcast.