Thinking of Discontinuing your Traditional Phone Service?

Many people are making the decision to disconnect their home phone and move their home telephone to their cell phone. If you decide to use only a cell phone, keep these important tips in mind:

  • A typical home or work phone gives 9-1-1 call takers an exact location. Cell phones with location technology only provide an approximate location.
  • Lafourche Parish 9-1-1 is equipped to receive location information if the wireless carrier is able to send the data.  Older cell phones may not be compatible with this technology.
  • Choose your phone wisely. Your life could depend on it. Research your decision and know the benefits and limitations of the phone service prior to making a commitment or signing a contract.

Smart911 is a service that can benefit all citizens in any type of emergency especially if you only have a cell phone. Please setup a profile at


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