There are spots where phone calls are less reliable than texting, sending a text to 911 could provide ability to summon help, provided local 911 centers can receive those messages.
Here is what FCC has to say on the issue:
Unfortunately, the coverage does not appear to be that extensive -
If your carrier determines that locality does not have ability to receive 911 texts, they will bounce the text message back.
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