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What is T9-1-1?

T9-1-1 is a registered service that lets Lucky Mobile customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired communicate with 9-1-1 call centres by text (SMS) rather than talking.

To use the T9-1-1 service, customers must:

For complete information on the T9-1-1 service please head to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association’s website.

Who can register for T9-1-1?

T9-1-1 is for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired.

To register for T9-1-1 service you'll need:

Please don’t test the T9-1-1 service by calling 9-1-1 after you’ve registered. Contacting 9-1-1 should only be done in a real emergency.

Good to know: Once you’ve registered, it may take up to 5 business days for your T9-1-1 services to be activated and available.

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T9-1-1 is free.

T9-1-1 is a free service for all Lucky Mobile customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. You won’t be charged for any text messages received from or sent to a 9-1-1 call centre during a T9-1-1 text session.

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How to make a T9-1-1 call?

Good to know: Don’t text the digits 9-1-1 to initiate your T9-1-1 service.

For complete information on the T9-1-1 service, including an instructional video please visit: Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association’s website.

  • You must already have registered for the T9-1-1 service.
  • Unlock your phone’s keypad.
    Even though you can dial 9-1-1 on a locked keypad, some phones can’t send or receive text messages when the keypad is locked.
    Unlock your phone’s keypad by entering a personal password or pressing an unlock button on your phone.
  • Dial 9-1-1 on your phone to place a regular emergency voice call.
  • Make sure your call connects and that you receive an initial text message from a 9-1-1 call centre.
    Watch your phone’s display to make sure the call is connected. Once the call is connected, you should receive an initial text message from a 9-1-1 call centre. If you don’t receive the initial text message within two minutes, end the voice call and redial 9-1-1.
  • The initial text message will come from a number with 13 digits starting with 555911. This number identifies the call centre you’re texting with.
  • Provide the call centre with your location and emergency info. Once you get the initial text message, you should reply with a message that provides any information they request, like the nature of the emergency and your location. To speed up communication, keep your text messages as short as possible
  • If possible, keep the 9-1-1 voice call connected during the entire text messaging session. This will let the 9-1-1 operator hear any background noises that may help assess the emergency and will provide enhanced 9-1-1 functions.
  • Depending on your province and the emergency services you need, you may be transferred to a new number that begins with 555911 during the T9-1-1 session to access fire, police or emergency medical services. Always send messages to the current 555911 number.
  • You’ll know when your T9-1-1 session is over when you receive the message: “End of 9-1-1 Call”. If you don’t get an “End of 9-1-1 Call” or further response, you can send a text message asking if the 9-1-1 conversation has ended. If you receive an error message, the T9-1-1 session has ended.
  • If you need to continue your communication with the 9-1-1 call centre after receiving the “End of 9-1-1 Call” message, you’ll need to redial 9-1-1 on your phone and communicate again by replying to the text message.

Good to know:

  • Always call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
  • T9-1-1 is not compatible with Wi-Fi Calling.

Make sure your phone is T9-1-1 compatible

It’s your responsibility to make sure your phone is compatible with the T-9-1-1 service.

Check whether your Lucky Mobile phone is compatible.

If your phone isn’t on the list, then it’s not compatible with the T9-1-1 service. Use this list only if you have bought your phone from Lucky Mobile or an authorized Lucky Mobile store. Lucky Mobile can’t provide compatibility info on phones not bought from Lucky Mobile or an authorized Lucky Mobile store.

If you don’t know manufacturer and model of your Lucky Mobile phone, you can:

  • Check the information printed on the box.
  • Check the label in the battery compartment.
  • Check the phone settings (e.g. Options > About).
If you’re getting a new Lucky Mobile phone and Plan to use the T9-1-1 service, check the list to make sure your new phone is on it.

Good to know:

If you own multiple phones, only the phone(s) assigned to registered mobile phone number(s) will work with the T9-1-1 service.

Only the default SMS application on your phone will support T9-1-1. Using any SMS application other than the one that comes with your phone, like a third-party SMS application, may prevent T9-1-1 from working.

Where is the T9-1-1 service available?

The T9-1-1 service is currently available in Manitoba, Calgary, Metro Vancouver and the York and Peel Regions in Ontario.

For more information on T9-1-1 availability please check the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association website

List of phones that are compatible with T-9-1-1:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 (Product)RedTM
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7 Plus (Product)RedTM
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone X
  • ALCATEL IDOL 4
  • ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOLTM 3
  • ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXITM 3 (4.5)
  • ALCATEL PIXITM 4
  • ALCATEL POP 7 LTE
  • Alcatel A50
  • Alcatel GO FLIPTM
  • Alcatel OneTouch IdolTM 2 S
  • Alcatel OneTouch IdolTM Mini
  • Alcatel OneTouch IdolTM X
  • Alcatel U50TM
  • Apple iPad mini 2
  • Apple iPad 9.7-inch
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • BlackBerry® Q10
  • BlackBerry® BoldTM 9790
  • BlackBerry® BoldTM 9900 4G
  • BlackBerry® Classic
  • BlackBerry® Z10
  • BlackBerry® Q5
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • HTC Desire 626s
  • Huawei Ascend Y530
  • Huawei Nova Plus
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 lite
  • LG G3
  • LG G4
  • LG G4 VigorTM
  • LG G5
  • LG G6
  • LG K4
  • LG K4 (2017)
  • LG Nexus 5X
  • LG Optimus L1 II
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Q6
  • LG StyloTM 3 PLUS
  • LG X Power
  • LG X powerTM 2
  • Moto G (3rd Gen.)
  • Moto G Play
  • Moto G5
  • Moto X Play
  • Motorola Moto G Plus
  • Motorola Moto GTM
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Play
  • Motorola MotoluxeTM
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy 551TM
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Samsung Galaxy ACE IITM x
  • Samsung Galaxy AlphaTM
  • Samsung Galaxy Core LTETM
  • Samsung Galaxy DiscoverTM
  • Samsung Galaxy Gio
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy J1
  • Samsung Galaxy J3
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S IIITM
  • Samsung Galaxy S4TM
  • Samsung Galaxy S4TM Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
  • Samsung Galaxy S5TM
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy TAB E
  • Sony Xperia® E1
  • Sony Xperia® E3
  • Sony Xperia® T3
  • Sony Xperia® J
  • Sony Xperia® M
  • Sony Xperia® M4 Aqua
  • Sony Xperia® SP
  • Sony XperiaTM XA
  • ZTE Axon 7 Mini
  • ZTE GRANDTM X View 2
  • ZTE Grand X View Black
  • ZTE GrandTM X
  • ZTE GrandTM X 2

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