Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New number to replace 999

If the comedy show The IT Crowd is to be believed, the emergency number 999 will change to 0118 999 881 999 119 7253.

The main reason for this is the fact 999 is difficult to remember and people can dial it by accident if they randomly press a number 3 times in a row. As well as the change to the emergency number there will also be a few other life saving changes. These include,

  • Faster response times
  • Better looking ambulance drivers
  • Nicer ambulances
  • Easy to remember number
  • Free lollies for the first 1,000 callers

At least the new number will be easy to remember.

0118 999 881 999 119 7253

The phone number 999 will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on ebay.

The only problem I can see for the winner is the fact they will get a few thousand calls a day from people with their cat stuck in a tree. But this should only happen until everyone knows that there is new improved number.


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