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It appears the text-to-911 service would at first be limited to Verizon Wireless users and will be rolled out gradually across the country. With any luck it will spread quickly to other carriers. Eventually the FCC hopes to have the groundwork in place for people to be able to send images and video to emergency responders, which could greatly aid them.