What is SMS?

SMS (short message service) is a basic form of texting.  It is limited to 160 characters.  DO NOT send pictures, videos, or use Emoji’s.  The message can only be sent to one recipient.

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1. Will it show my location when I send a text to 911?
2. Can I send a text message from any cell phone?
3. How will I know if 9-1-1 received my text?
4. Can I text to 911 in languages other than English?
5. How will I know if the service is not available?
6. What is SMS?
7. What is 911?
8. When should I dial 911?
9. What should I expect from dialing 911?