Sheriff warns of trouble with Verizon calls to 911

Press release from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Alachua County is experiencing trouble with Verizon wireless (cellular) 911 calls coming into the Alachua County 911 Center. Verizon is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. Callers may experience call failure or silence. If you call 911 and do not hear a ring within ten (10) seconds, hang up and call 352-955-1818. If that does not work, you may also use SMS text to 911.

  • Oh, hold on a second here while I try to call 911, please stop waving that gun around in my face while I try to figure out which number I call or send a text…. 14 year old girl worthy eye roll here.

  • Not just 911. I still (10/06/22, 5PM) can’t make any calls in Trenton, FL right now. Just immediately hangs up on any number I call without ringing. Not even WiFi caling works. Somethings pretty messed up on their network right now.

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